Addition of a transom water deflector
This modification came about as a result of a discussion on the Parker 325/335 Forum relating to the ingress of water into the stern of the boat if the catchment trough becomes full and is unable to drain away. This happened to me as a result of the drain being blocked after some weeks under the trees during winter maintenance and then me flooding the cockpit with water while cleaning the boat. The problem was exacerbated by the canvas strip, that is supposed to deflect water, being folded inside by the rudder bracket, so encouraging water to enter the catchment trough instead of away from it.
Various novel solutions were put forward on the Bulletin B, but after some thought I decided what was needed is simply a solid deflector to replace the canvas strip. The pictures below show the new deflector that I had made from stainless steel.
This modification not only works - it looks better (and as they say with boats - if it looks right, it is right). If anyone is interested in the measurements, please get in touch.