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Re: Photo link corrected
Posted by LeeG on Jul 1, 2007
You need a bigger rudder.
according to this fellow who does this stuff you need approx. 1.5% of the sail area in the rudder. So that's .60 square feet BELOW the waterline. Measure the area of your blade BELOW the waterline. It's probably a lot less than 7"x12".
http://clcboats.com/boats/sailrig_lph2.php look at the rudder on this Chesapeake 17
In Response to: Re: Photo link corrected by Roger Lopata on Jul 1, 2007