Patent Number: 8,584,610

Title: Spring loaded geared flap rudder

Abstract: A spring-loaded flap rudder adapted to be mounted to the hull structure of a ship. In a geared version of the invention, the rudder includes a rudder member and a rudder gear including rudder teeth. The rudder also includes a flap member pivotally connected to the rudder member with a spring and a movable flap gear. The flap gear includes a rod movably engaged in a socket of the flap member and gear teeth for engagement with the rudder teeth of the rudder gear.

Inventors: Townsend; Corning (Edgecomb, ME)


International Classification: B63H 25/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018