Kick up rudder cases

Hi all,

the Arrow 1200 is designed to have kick up rudders combined with tiller steering. However, we prefer to have wheel steering. In that case the catamaran is supposed to have fixed rudders what makes beaching almost impossible. So we thought about it and came to the idea of extended boxes which are able to hold the rudder stock with arm and a hydraulic cylinder … see the result below!

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Rudder case

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Rudder case

The case fits perfectly to the hull to take the forces of the rudder. It will be hinged with a SS bolt and held down with some break away device which we still have to think about 😉

That way the rudder comes up in case of collision and can be pulled up for beaching. Very happy with that!