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Kick up rudder--quick question

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Being a newbie and have only owned power boats, on my P165 with a kick up rudder, there is a tensioning lever so....keep it tight, totally loose or slight tension?

It sits about 4 inches or so lower than my keel however, I won't be attempting of course to go any where near as shallow as my keel in any water so just curious what most do with a kick up rudder. I would think no tension at all would just make it ride up too high when cruising.
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Yes, you don't want the normal drag of the water to 'kick it up'.. that's a nuisance, but at the same time you do want it to kick up if you hit something hard..
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