ISTR that several of the boats had problems with this gear last time too. I have never liked it, it just doesn't look mechanically up to the task to me. I know that people like this design because it offers a backup rudder in the even the main one fails but what is the point when they fall off before the main rudder. Better to have a system that steers with the main rudder and plan to rig an emergency rudder with parts that are carried down below. IMO
I noticed it seems no one is running a Monitor this year. Perhaps due to Hydrovane being a sponsor or due to the failures in the 18’ GGR? Supposedly Scanmar “fixed” whatever failed last time, no link but seem to remember reading it.