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Re: Comfortable, Fast, 30 feet
S2 9.1 Hands down. the more I sail my boat the more impressed i am with it. .......... If I thought there might be an achilles heel it would be the transom hung rudder. This is easily solved by replacing the pintles with a single rod axle.
Resurrected a pretty old thread here.
Nevertheless, the big advantage to a transom hung rudder is the ability to carry some type of spare or repair to do offshore. Tear off any keel or skeg hung or spade and your first worry is stopping any flooding that may come through the post/linkage. Then your remedy would have to be some jerry-rigged emergency system.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.