SailNet Community - View Single Post - Is external rudder a good idea?
View Single Post
  #35  
Old 07-05-2013
mad_machine's Avatar
mad_machine mad_machine is offline
Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Posts: 3,105
Thanks: 5
Thanked 62 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 2
mad_machine is on a distinguished road
Re: Is external rudder a good idea?

I think you will have many happy years using that rudder as long as you keep an eye on it.. like anything else on a boat. Do the Maintance and repairs and she will keep you happily afloat for years.

I am a big fan of Cat boats. Those veseels have -huge- "barndoors" for rudders usually. With them you cannot just hard over the rudder to tack, but should do a more calm arch through the wind. With a rudder that size, it does not just stall, but turns into a brake
__________________
Art Haberland
__________________

In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -buddha
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook