Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: S/V Waltzing Matilda, Port Ludlow, WA (NW Puget Sound)
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
Balance is very important to me and my boat as it is is nicely balanced. That said the center of lateral resistance is in the ideal place, if you put a smaller rudder on it and move the keel forward you would increase weather helm. I was not concerned with protecting the rudder from groundings but from hitting debris in the water (logs,etc). Someone suggested a skeg rudder which extended below skeg and was balanced, I would make the section below the skeg "breakaway" so if struck it not take the rest of the rudder with it (this would also allow the opportunity to experiment with different shapes). I never said draft was a limiting factor in redesign because I realize fin keels are by their nature deeper.
I don't mind being called "Wolf" ( I actually enjoy it), I have also been called Zee (this one made it into the real world), you may call me David, but it is a common name.
Last edited by wolfenzee; 04-19-2013 at 01:20 PM.