Lifting The Rudder Blade

The rudder on my boat is held in the down position by a plastic shear pin installed by the previous owner. I'd like to return the rudder to the kick-up mode. How does one hold the rudder blade in the up and down positions in the absence of the rudder lifting kit available from Flying Scot? Does installing the rudder lift kit add any drag (i.e., does any part of the rudder lift kit extend below the water line)? Bill FS 5193 Flying Fish <><

Comments

No.

No. The rudder lift barely gets wet and will not affect through water performance. It will keep the blade clear for launching and retrieval. Just remember to lower the blade before casting off the last line or unseamanlike events can happen (spoken from experience).[8D]

You have to pull up and push it down.

You have to pull up and push it down. It's tight enough to stay up by itself. No special rig is needed.

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA