Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Hitting the bottom will certainly break off a spade rudder. However, I've hit submerged debris without even knowing it. When I hauled this winter, I found a good pop that will need glass repair right on the leading edge. I never felt it underway, or may not have been the one at the helm.
I hoping for something that wasn't going to require gudgeons on the transom, which is a scoop in my case. Still searching for a good solution beyond the spinnaker pole, which technically qualifies, but will never work in my case.