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Well, I have just been restoring my No.3 rudder to become my No.1 rudder and I have fitted an uphaul too. I also have a 2:1 purchase on my downhaul too. This is because I tend to have my rudder pivot bolt tightened to avoid any movement and therfore need the puchase to overcome the friction. The uphaul will be used to pull the rudder up to avoid it grounding and messing up 20 coats of paintwork and all the rubbing down, especially when coming ashore or sailing over shallow areas.