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Looks like a good idea.
Haven't seen it for sale but it looks like it might work.

 

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If in front of a spade rudder, wouldn't the leading edge pivot away from it? Hard to tell from your pic, if that is what we're looking at.
 

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If in front of a spade rudder, wouldn't the leading edge pivot away from it? Hard to tell from your pic, if that is what we're looking at.
You are correct but I always center the helm if at the last second I know I'm going to run over a line.

Of course if you don't see it at all the gap will open up.

Might be better than nothing however.
 

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I have a balanced, spade rudder. I considered attaching a wire to the aft lower edge of the keel and running it to a "bail" on the bottom of the rudder. I did not do it. Drag, etc. concerns. We live in a sea of lobster pots here on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. It is a PITA sometimes trying to navigate among them and sail well. We have yet to pick one up. Some times they are riding just under the surface at high tide, too. Have considered a line cutter for the prop shaft.
 

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I caught one with the keel the other and have had that stop me dead in my tracks before

maybe put one on the keel edge

but hey while at it maybe just put them everywhere :) death race with sailboats
 
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