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post #11 of Old 07-03-2013
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Re: Is external rudder a good idea?

Originally Posted by Harborless View Post
Its bad for ocean and blue water cruises.
You are not getting proper responses...

I have not heard that an outboard rudder affects sailing capabilities or trim. I have over 40K ocean miles with an outboard rudder and it can not get any simpler.
  • One less hole under the boat
  • Simple arrangement, simple to fix
  • Easy if mounting a wind-vane or autopilot
  • Etc, Etc.

Unfortunately when I was looking for my next boat with an outboard ruder I had to compromise as they are hard to come by at 30 feet plus, but my preference is still valid.
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