Allen Brothers produce cast rudders from
high grade LM5. Their skilled foundry men use sand cores to produce the
stocks with steel tools and moulds designed and produced inhouse.
Allen has developed its unique high
performance rudderstock design from years of experience in the small
boat market. The design is based on innovative interlocking
precision-machined components, and does away with the chunky pintle and
gudgeon brackets that are typically found on pressed aluminium stocks.
Instead they are integrated into the main section to give a clean,
cutting edge look but also delivers a 25% weight reduction in comparison
to the traditional design.
The final assembly is very stiff and robust,
making the tiller far more responsive.