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post #5 of Old 11-21-2012
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Re: Home made rudder for Catalina 22

I'll just in and say that it looks very nice. And the leading edge will make the rudder more balanced and take less effort to steer in all conditions but especially with weather helm.

For whatever it's worth, here are the catalina rules, so since it is not approved anyway you'd be stuck but the leading edge is not allowed to go under the hull.

1. Rudders shall be of fiberglass-foam-wood composition and from an approved mold. Rudders manufactured for C-22s by Catalina Yachts prior to the publication of these rules are considered to be approved. In the case where the rudders are obviously different from those now being manufactured, proof of origin may be required.

2. Changes to the rudder to affect weight distribution will not be allowed.

3. Beaching rudders will be allowed provided they comply with B-1.

4. The leading edge of the rudder blade shall not extend forward of the near vertical line of the transom. ( or, no portion of the rudder blade shall extend to under the boat)
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