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Re: Jouet 37 rudder modified
Hello, I'am Andreas from Germany and I'am a new Member in this forum. So excuse my bad english.
I am sailing a Jouet 37, building number one since 1978. My father and a friend of him bougth this ship in 1977, I was a boy of 9 years. They sailed wiht this ship at the world champions ship 1978 in Flensburg, Germany (place 27:-), but won the kiel week over all, travemuende week and flensburg week over all sometimes.
Now my father is a pension and his friend died last December.
Since 20 Years I am the boatman and now the ownerr.
I love this Boat. Ist is fas and quite comfotable.
Your Question about the rudder. It is quite normal, that the tiller gets very strong and the beast follows not that way you wont:-)
Our rudder gets broken and we made it new, but a little shorter. About 10 centimeters shorter. And our rudder is balanced a little (see at the picture). The rudder reaches not the end of the skeg.
She was always weather helm, but last year we get a new genua from North sails. Now she is well balanced. Now she is quite easier to sail. Also for women:-) Sorry ladies for that...
If you like to know more about this wonderful ship, just feel free to ask me.
Best regards from germany