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Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations

Version of section 17 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-07-12:

 On a fishing vessel, the diameter of rudder stocks for rudders fitted with bottom pintles shall not be less than

  • (a) as shown in the following table:

    Length of ship in metresDiameter of rudder stock in millimetres
    2482; or
  • (b) that calculated by the following formula:

    D = 16.67 cubic root (A x R x V2)


    D =
    diameter of rudder stock in millimetres,
    A =
    total area of one face of rudder in square metres,
    R =
    average horizontal distance in metres between the trailing edge of rudder and the centre line of stock, and
    V =
    maximum speed of vessel in knots, or eight knots, whichever is the greater.

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