SailNet Community - View Single Post - Is external rudder a good idea?
View Single Post
  #15  
Old 07-03-2013
tschmidty tschmidty is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 236
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tschmidty is on a distinguished road
Re: Is external rudder a good idea?

Not exactly, a HEAVY helm which is CAUSED by weather helm is a product of what you said. Even a perfectly balanced rudder can still have weather helm, which is the boat turning into the wind. The placement of the rudder can affect weather helm, but not the actual balancing part of it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook