Re: Why does Tanzer 22 turn faster than Morgan 22?
Aha. Thanks for these explanations of "turning". We found our Morgan reasonable through turns but were less happy after sailing the Tanzer, thinking that there was something more we should be able to do with our boat. We didn't realize (being newer sailors) that there would be an optimum turn rate for any given boat because of the keel shape and rudder stall angle, but it makes sense now.
Schockt- thanks for the info about templating and fairing. This is more in line with what we might explore for our rudder. I will get some pics of our rudder and see what the forum members think of the 41year old design. (I know the Tanzer 22 group were very happy when a new improved rudder was produced for their boat).
We don't race but you know how it is when two sailboats are going in the same direction....................