For Monitor windvane users, there's a proven solution that overcomes the nightmare of losing a boat's main rudder, the E-Rudder emergency rudder system. The E-Rudder system converts a regular Monitor windvane into a proven emergency rudder system to safely get a crew and boat into port. Due to its compact design, the system conveniently stows below decks and is ready to deploy in the event of a rudder failure.
The E-Rudder system features:
Proven in harsh Southern Ocean conditions
Only installed when you need it
Works with small to large boats
Rudder comes with everything needed to convert the Monitor windvane to an emergency rudder system
Simple, straightforward deployment
Affordable and satisfies ocean racing emergency rudder requirements
Fits modern era Monitor water paddles. If in doubt, call or email with your Monitor's serial number to ensure fit.
The E-Rudder system includes:
Engineered stainless steel water paddle with eye bolts
Bracket to lock the Monitor's pendulum in place
Upper and lower Spectra support lines
Storage bag with attachments for stowing
Adaptable to the Pelagic Autopilot and tiller pilots for electronic autopilot steering
Note that for boats under 30' with moderate displacement, the Monitor water paddle may be sufficient to provide emergency steering. In this case, only the bracket to lock the pendulum would be required.
"The M-RUD, without a doubt, will get you back to port should the ultimate mishap of a broken
rudder occur". Around Alone Sailor, Robin Davie (Note: the M-Rud was the original Monitor E-Rudder system)