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Re: Spade rudders vs blue water passage making
There would need to be a considerable amount of very expensive 'shoring up' of the internal rudder supports inside the boat, too.
We've got a 53' boat and if we want to (read; not being lazy), we can balance the rig rather easily, even with a skeg hung rudder and steer with one finger. Perhaps your problem with the old boat was sail trim, not the rudder?
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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