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  • #76
    My guess is they were there for manual steering in case steering motor failed. If so, not a job I would want to tackle.

    SSBN659

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    • #77
      The boat is launched ass-end first. That slams water through the rudders with the center-of-pressure way aft of the rudder operating shaft centerline. Dynamically unstable. If the rudders go askew just a bit, the torque on the rudders, as they weathercock to the flow, works the linkage and ram, breaking something. The turnbuckles are there to keep the rudders from swinging. Removed by divers shortly after launching.

      M
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #78
        "Thats what Im Talken bout"
        IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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        • #79
          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
          The boat is launched ass-end first. That slams water through the rudders with the center-of-pressure way aft of the rudder operating shaft centerline. Dynamically unstable. If the rudders go askew just a bit, the torque on the rudders, as they weathercock to the flow, works the linkage and ram, breaking something. The turnbuckles are there to keep the rudders from swinging. Removed by divers shortly after launching.

          M
          im guessing they did it once without the turnbuckles, and someone got fired
          Next time someone points out it takes 42 muscles to frown, point out it will only take 4 muscles to b1tch slap them if they tell you how mnay muscles you need to smile:pop

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