Hallberg Rassy 42F - Main Rudder Lost at Sea
“We steered the remaining 300 miles with the Hydrovane rudder…”
From: Gerard Van Der Horst
Sent: August 1, 2019
To: Will Curry
Subject: Hydrovane Emergency Rudder
On our way from Azores to England our rudder broke and fell off in a “near Gale” 30-35 knots. We steered the remaining 300 miles with the Hydrovane rudder with a tiller arm and a Raymarine 1000 autopilot and arrived after 3 days in Falmouth.
I prepared this 10 years ago and now it was “plug and play”.
We needed some “motorpower” to have enough steerage in the confused sea without the balance of the main Rudder .
Gerard van der Horst.