Transom mounted rudder


Through the years many ocean rowing boats have had failures in their steering system because the rudder snaps in half or the fixings break.  Some boats have been able to overcome this by strapping oars to the stern or using hatch covers from the boat to create a makeshift rudder, for others it has caused the crew to call a halt to their row. Often the problems are caused by the rudder not being correctly profiled, which, as it passes through the sea generate lots of friction, in turn this breaks the pintels which hold it onto the boat. We don’t want you to experience these problems.

Our rudders may look smaller but because of their profiled leading edge are much more efficient. This means that you don’t have to drag a large rudder through the water reducing friction and increasing your overall speed. Our rudders are built strong with 3 layers of 300g Biaxial glass on each half (this is doubled up locally where the fittings are and then pumped full of 250g high density foam. This is all epoxied together and baked for 6 hours to achieve maximum strength. A handle is formed into the top of the rudder to enable easy handling and mounting.

Each rudder is supplied in your choice of colour with new stainless steel pintel and gudgeon fittings for you to attach to the rear transom of your boat.