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Re: Sailboat Rudder (ROM) Range of Motion

My rudder turns way less than 40 degrees and it works well, steerage is not an issue. I think the locks are at about 30 degrees.

Going much harder over than that in most conditions just induces stalling anyway. My Catalina 25 rudder went over to 75 or 80 degrees and I only used it that way when motoring (with the motor also turned hard over) in slow circles while waiting for draw bridges.
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