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)?

FS 5193
Flying Fish

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