SailNet Community - View Single Post - Wheel vs Tiller
Thread: Wheel vs Tiller
View Single Post
  #12  
Old 02-05-2010
COOL COOL is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
COOL is on a distinguished road
Modern racing Tris are designed to sail with only
the leeward ama in the water, with the main hull
flying clear as much of the time as possible.
( See the BMW A Cup beast)
Thus all three rudders are steerable.
In the tri pictured you can see what look to be
either steering cables or hydraulic lines leading
to the amas. The center rudder also appears
to be retractable.
__________________
Islander 30 II 'COOL'
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook