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post #39 of Old 09-11-2018
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Re: Spade rudders vs blue water passage making

C is right. The key to speed is no drag from steering. Any steering input slows the boat regardless of rudder design. Overpowering by not reefing often slows the boat. Flat is fast as youíre not digging a hole in the water with your leeward side.
Go racing or follow your days work and see for your self if C hasnít given you a good tip.

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