Rudder up when flying a hull
Message #595 by:  Fabio Lavatelli
Posted on:  Friday 22nd of August 2003 at 6:32 pm
Hi friends,

I have noticed on pictures around on the internet that sometimes when one flies a hull the relative rudder is up, such as in this picture: or in this other one:,show_pict,hobie_14,hc14_mg_2.jpg,produits

Is this a technique or it was just by coincidence that the rudder out of the water was up? Can someone explain more on this?

Thanks in advance

one rudder
Message #598 by:  M ike Madge
Posted on:  Tuesday 26th of August 2003 at 12:16 pm
for discussion on that topic

Rudder up
Message #637 by: 
Posted on:  Tuesday 30th of September 2003 at 4:35 pm
Any resistance in the water slows you down. Hobies can sail with one rudder up.
Generally the rudder that is up is the windward one, it will reduce drag and wont affect steering detrimentally.
Also I have seen rudders up on windward hulls in low wind conditions as well to again reduce drag.

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