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Old 08-11-2011
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Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
Bill, Rudder goes to windward...the backed jib pushes the bow to leeward..the rudder to windward counteracts.
Nope. Rudder goes to leeward (away from the new windward side). It's the tiller which goes to windward. The rudder is turned this way to avoid any possibility of tacking.

It's the mainsail which keeps the bow up, not the rudder.

Because you're moving only a bit, the rudder has much less effect than when sailing. You have to experiment with your boat to find the right setting of the rudder, but on many boats it's full to leeward.


Last edited by btrayfors; 08-11-2011 at 10:00 AM.
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