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Sugar Scoops and Self-Steerers

Recently I read a fellow''s remark that, as he aged, he started to enjoy the easy access of sugar scoops over boarding ladders. Until this remark, I never thought I would care for this new-fangled body style. Maybe I should consider this in the cruiser I am looking for. But has anybody seen a self-steerer on a sugar scoop? And is this feasible?

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Self steering vanes can be installed on reverse transoms or on transoms with sugar scoop transoms. The hardware is similar to that used on a counter stern except that the triangulated suport is on the top instead of the bottom and access to the blade is easier as you can stand on the platform and just reach the blade for maintenance.

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I really like the platform for loading & unloading dingy & it''s motor. Only drawback I have noticed (on a Beneteau) was the underside acting like a drum in the aft cabin from chop hitting it at anchor, mooring or dock (while trying to sleep). This was on a 45'' boat and that undersurface was quite large, I have not experienced this drumming on smaller boats that didn''t have such a large surface area parallel to & slightly above waterline.
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