Ruddersafe delivers a significantly improved maneuverability at low speeds!
At last! There is a permanent and effective solution found for the well-known problem of poor maneuverability at low speeds, which almost all boats have with an outboard engine or sterndrive.
Ruddersafe is really the best at it's job! Want to know why?
Fig. 1 - The optimum maneuverability of the Ruddersafe dual rudder.
The dual rudder blades behind the propeller provide additional steering capacity, which results in optimum maneuverability, even with the engine switched off, both ahead or astern.
Reduced Fuel Consumption
ln addition to surprisingly good steering, above all in marinas, locks, narrow waterways and during maneuvers to get into and out of berths, Ruddersafe's greatly improved directional stability also helps to reduce fuel consumption!
Fig 2. - Ruddersafe will give boats an improved directional stability.
Improved Directional Stability
With the help of Ruddersafe you do not need to make constant directional adjustments at low speeds, which makes cruising much more pleasant and more relaxed.
Fig. 3 - The position of the rudderblades from the Ruddersafe at high speeds.
Fig. 4 - The position of the rudderblades from the Ruddersafe at low speeds.
High and Low Speeds
At high speeds the pressure on the two trim planes of the Ruddersafe lift the two rudderblades up out of the water, thus avoiding oversteer and loss of speed.
An automatic spring mechanism returns the dual rudder to its original position as soon as the speed and water pressure have reduced.
Another advantage of the Ruddersafe dual rudder is the protection it provides when going astern. This prevents propeller damage and reduces to a minimum the risk of divers / swimmers / bathers coming into contact with the propeller.
The dual rudder can be attached to the engine cavitation plate without the need for any special tools or for the drilling of holes. Ruddersafe is just amazing!
Ruddersafe's corrosion-resistant, rust-proof materials require only minimal maintenance. Lubrication of the tilting mechanism during normal engine maintenance is adequate to ensure many years of problem-free sailing!
Fig. 5 - Content of the complete Ruddersafe set (not the Volvo Penta 280/290 type!)
Ruddersafe - Application for Single-engined boats
Ruddersafe - Type 2 (Ref. 16200): for boats up to approx. 21 feet long (6.50 meter)
Ruddersafe - Type 3 (Ref. 16300): for boats up to approx. 28 feet long (8.50 meter)
Ruddersafe - Type 4 (Ref. 16400): for boats up from approx. 28 feet and longer (8.50+ meters)
Ruddersafe - Application for Twin-engined boats
Ruddersafe - Type 2 (Ref. 16200): for boats up to approx. 28 feet long (8.50 meter)
Ruddersafe - Type 3 (Ref. 16300): for boats up to approx. 39 feet long (12.00 meter)
Ruddersafe - Type 4 (Ref. 16400): for boats up from approx. 39 feet and longer (12.00+ meters)
Fig. 6 - The special Ruddersafe Volvo Penta 280/290 brace to position over the exhaust.
Ruddersafe - Application for Volvo Penta 280/290 **
Ruddersafe - Volvo Penta 280/290 Type 2 (Ref. 16520): for boats up to approx. 21 feet long (6.50 meter)
Ruddersafe - Volvo Penta 280/290 Type 3 (Ref. 16530): for boats up to approx. 28 feet long (8.50 meter)
Ruddersafe - Volvo Penta 280/290 Type 4 (Ref. 16540): for boats up from approx. 28 feet and longer (8.50+ meters)
** The above stated Volvo Penta 280/290 Ruddersafe types will be delivered with a special type of brace for the exhaust. The Ruddersafe brackets will not be included with the Volvo Penta 280/290 Ruddersafe type as they are simply not needed.
Need more information about Ruddersafe?
Please watch the Youtube video on YouTube of the Ruddersafe Dual Rudder (with English Subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg7dgNYKAFo