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Old 05 January 2014, 10:07   #1
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What's this off?

It's a rudder or fin of some sort. Found on Balmedie beach this morning at the high water mark. My brother thinks it's off Bond's Lotus!
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First I though it must be off one of these.

The sense tells me its off one of these
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Yacht self steer probably
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Yacht self steer probably
The engineering on the metal looks quite substantial and of a good quality - but the plastic is not a material normally used in larger boats. There are some smaller multihull types that might use this - like WETA Trimarans. Interesting conundrum - am still inclined to think it is off some sort of beach / cat / pedalo.
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Thanks for the suggestions indaba and Biffer. There's probably a yacht somewhere going round in circles!

The metalwork is stainless steel, and part of the reason I picked it up. There's an unusual rubber clasp half way down the fin on one side it. It attaches to the stainless steel rod that runs inside the rudder. Any thoughts what's it for?
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Where it sheared off.
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Google weather vane selfsteer it will become clearer
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That's a good contender, I wonder what the bracket in the side was for
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