can anyone give me the proper name for what we used to call kitchener gear steering, basically two hinged half shells that could be swung side to side to produce a beautifully manouverable boat......cheers..........keith
I've looked on my favourite search engine and i cannot find it on the net,any ideas?.only ever driven one boat with the gear fitted dead impressed!! but that was early seventies never saw another!!!....cheers...keith
in 1973 I was trying to get up Faversham Creek in the 2-1/2 tonner that we then had. Grounded at the second bend. Imagine my chagrin at seeing a 600 ton BP flatiron tanker proceed calmly past us, in the channel, making 4-5 knots ASTERN - which she continued to do all the way to Faversham.
I am certain it was known as kitchens patent reversing rudder, if you do a google search it comes up with lots of info, once had a launch fitted with it, it was hard work with the wheel, lots of turms, but you could go into moorings fast, and stop dead - if you where quick with the wheel!