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Old 06-07-2013
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Re: Sailboat Rudder (ROM) Range of Motion

Thanks for the quick replies. I totally rebuilt (recored the foam) the rudder and it hits the hull at about 40 deg. I worry what I added a little too much material to the top of the rudder and have restricted its movement. However, the boat has bronze trim between the skeg and the rudder which also would limit its movement. Just wonder if I ought to trim a little more off the top end and get the rudder to move more. Is it the current consensus that more is better without stops? Makes sense. Especially at slow speeds with barely or no power when pulling into a slip turning the boat to the max even with a little rudder/breaking action would not be harmful. I'd post pics but I need to "html 'em" before posting.
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