Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: University Place, WA
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
I've noticed the same thing, particularly when motoring against a strong current. Even though the flow of water over the rudder may be the same, the boat does feel and handle a bit different due to the difference in the momentum. If the boat's SOG is only a .5 knot it feels a lot different than if the SOG is 6 knots even if the boat speed is 6 knots either way.
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328
My Blog on
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.