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      12/17/2008

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      My Tupenth worth,I think autohelms are ok but woldun't take one for the following reasons:Extra power drain need more solar panels, more weight.They encourage a lack of consentration. By that I mean at night when you're knackered and trying to keep awake (falling asleep at the oars is not unheard of!) being in charge of holding the course is a great way of keeping your mind active. We had times when we fell asleep rowing but it was always the guy who was on stroke (aft rowing postion) who nodded off. The guy on the footsteering in the bow then had to shout and try and get a nonsense conversation going .. Anyhow, with a decent GPS with a rolling road screen holding course is a piece of cake.Now onto rudders. All of the boats we made or worked on had foil profiled rudder blades. This makes the rudder cut through the water far more effectively than any other shape, making sure there is a laminer flow around it (not turbulant). As much as I hate dissing other people's work or opinions, a big plank of plywood with the leading and trailing edges rounded off is the wrong way to go about it. After the first race crews were coming back with the opinion that the rudders needed to be bigger as they weren't working effectively. This is certainly not the case. What ever size rudder you have doesn't make a difference if the forward edge is an inch wide as it goes through the water. It's best described by looking at a rock in a river, watching how the water breaks away from it each side, diagonally. The faster the river flows the wider the angle becomes. It's exactly the same with boat rudders. The faster you go (especially surfing) the more you will have to steer to make it have any effect, untill it gets to the point of not having enough movement to have any steering at all.The trailing edge is equally as important, but I could go on and on trying to discribe it so I'll leave it there.Having a small amount of area forward of the pivot point of the rudder actualy balances the rudder giving a neutral feel on your foot, or hands depending on what you have. Off the top of my head I think you can go up to about 20% of the total area forward of the pivot before it starts having the opposite effect, but don't quote me on that one. We had about 10% forward of ours.Anyway to conclude, if you have a decently profiled rudder there is no need to any bigger than a sailing dinghy's. Something like the size of an RS400 rudder would probably be good enough. Then, if you take any big hits there isn't the large surface area to get slammed into.We always anchored from the stern during the storms and our rudder stayed there quite happily throughout. Even when one of the shackles snapped when a big goffer hits us the rudder just banged aroung for a bit until it woke us up and we went out and lashed back firm again.Going back to the orginal post, we had Concept2 footplates and straps and we each had our own pair of shoes.In Ocean rowing everybody makes the best of what they have and you'll get a different take on most things, but I fully recommend foot steering. If you need to kick the stern round to square off to a breaking wave nothing else will be as quick. Also avoid morse cables, they break and are a pain to maintain. It's easy to take spare rope. I would say whatever you do, keep it simple so it can be repaired.CheersJustin

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      We need to have a proper chat about this strneieg malarkey at your boat. As Chris points out it's really important. I'm not sure we had it right on our boat and similarly to Chris we had to move the strneieg to the left shoe (although we didn't have to swap the shoes over). People (e.g. Dan & Jan from Carpe Diem in 97) have gone without any rudder, but I've spoken to Dan about it and I think he would have preferred to have a rudder but he ran out of time to make one. The boat builders will tell you that the Challenge boat (like yours) was only designed to have a small trim rudder and that it's not too important I've not rowed the Challenge boat for any distance, but I know on the R&A composite boat it's vital to keeping you on course to have a lot of rudder. I don't know of any reason this would be different for the Challenge boat.Auto helms are great, and I mean unbelievably great totally change your life at sea, and some people (e.g. Mick D) think they're cheating because they keep you on course so much better than you could otherwise manage. The problem with them though is power. The Queensgate lads told us in no uncertain terms that we didn't have enough power to run ours I owe them a pint.I think you need to be able to steer without letting go of the blades (foot strneieg) and you need to have something which is totally bomb proof ! I mean completely indestructible.

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      Hi GeorgeSlight clarification we did have a reuddr, we just had no viable means of steering it. We literally had two ropes that could be hauled one way or the other and locked off on a cleat.That meant that when our boat leaked and took on water all down the port side (that's left, for landlubbers like George), and were listing almost 20 degrees over, I was able to adjust the reuddr to point off-centre to try to help compensate for the fact that we weren't really rowing straight. But that's all I could do. Adjusting the reuddr meant putting down the oars and tinkering with two bits of rope for 5 minutes. Other than this attempt to offset our weight imabalance, I just locked it off and thought of it as an extension of our keel.Our steering generally consisted of using the oars, and trying to keep the wind and waves behind us, as long as that meant we were heading mostly west! We had the flag right in front of the rower (centre of the cabin) so that you just looked at the flag and kept it pointing at you.Never having rowed a boat with a decent reuddr system, I can't really say how much that effected us. Probably quite a lot (we did take 101 days after all!).

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      I initially tried to order my Kettler Kadett from a comnapy called Mercantila, a.k.a. Rowingmachines.com. It was a complete disaster and nightmare including some false advertising, trying to cover up some mistakes on their part which caused about a month of delays, some horrible customer service (or lack thereof), some false charges, and a lot of headaches. Eventually enough was enough and I wound up ordering it directly from Amazon, which cost me a few bucks more, but was well worth it. The machine comes mostly disassembled and took about an hour and a half to put together. There were a few confusing moments as the instructions are only pictures and no text, so making sure you have the right part takes a little extra focus. It came with all the tools necessary except an allen wrench which was necessary for one small thing. In terms of overall quality, it's very high. I'm not concerned about this thing breaking, nor does it rattle or have ill-fitting parts. That said, the housing for the computer is a little wimpy and doesn't attach very securely to the main body as I've knocked it off a couple times. A small piece of tape at the base has kept it firmly locked into place since. Some people have complained about the location of the straps on the foot plates. I actually find their location ideal, although they do tend to loosen themselves during a workout. I made a trip down to the store and bought some velcro which I sewed onto the straps. It took 15 minutes to do and I now have the best foot straps in the world. The best thing about this machine, and the reason I bought it, is that it REALLY DOES in fact mimic an actual rowing motion. When I close my eyes I can actually believe I'm on a boat on the water which makes my workouts much more pleasant. So for anyone with any doubts, you can in fact believe the hype, it IS like rowing a boat. Additionally, all the action is very smooth. The seat is very sturdy and comfortable and it doesn't wobble. The arms are also smooth and the grips spin freely. One other reason I bought this machine is that I'm very tall and the Kadett adjusts to accommodate my size. It does this by placing the footboards on a center beam that slides inside the central housing. This beam can be adjusted allowing my incredibly long logs to get a full complete extension without the seat hitting the end of it's track. Although it takes up a lot of space during use due to the outrigger style oars , it does fold up to the size of a traditional hydraulic rowing machine in about 30 seconds. I keep mine leaned up against a wall and out of the way in an adjacent room, and as it's not very heavy it isn't a big deal pulling it out every morning. One problem I did discover, is that the numbers on one of my adjustable hydraulic pistons is misaligned. So it was a minor nuisance to set the resistance initially as I had to do it by feel. In preview, the Kadette appears to be overpriced compared to virtually all other hydraulic rowing machines. But it really is a completely different kind of animal in terms of the rowing action that makes it worth the price tag. It still suffers from a slow start as the pistons come up to temperature like any other hydraulic rowing machine, but the rowing motion is like heaven.

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