I repaired a leaking rudder port that meant I needed to drop the rudders. The tie rod was in bad shape so I manufactured a new tie rod. I am putting thing back together and I found myself asking the question, ‘how should the rudders be aligned? I intend to clamp a straight edge to the keel and have it stick out past the newly installed rudders.
My question is, should the rudders be set with ‘toe in’, or ‘toe out’, or aligned straight to the keel?
Searching the web has not produced much. Some of what I did fine says ‘toe in’ while some others say ‘toe out’, no consensus of opinions.
If it is ‘toe in’ or ‘toe out’ then the next question is by how much, 1/8”, ¼”, 1”,?
Pictures can be found on the web site - Select “Repairs”, then click on “Lazarette”
Hope to hear for many of you.