rudder up?
Message #996 by:  maybe.......
Posted on:  Saturday 14th of August 2004 at 1:11 am
I think the theory now stands that there is no real gain to be had by sailing with a rudder up.The drag of a rudder is only very slight anyway,and the rudders can actually help smooth the flow of water leaving the transoms.Regarding toe-out on rudders,this is known as 'the ackermann effect' and has been all but disproved.Rudders will cause drag unless they're properly aligned with each other.The toe-out theory is based on the outside hull having to travel further when turning the boat,but what's the point if it's dragging all the time you're going in a straight line?

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