Re: Canoe Paddle hiking b

Posted by Camper on Jan 11, 2007

I've not seen that tried, sculling rudders. But it's always seemed logical. Fish don't waste any of their energy-expensive fins as steering-only devices, for example. They use them for all four of the things a hydrofoil can do that are needed for a fish and for a sailboat. Propulsion, steering, lift (like your canted rudders, though lift is needed in a sailboat to counter heeling, unlike in a fish) and lateral resistance.

Got a URL to such a design? I'd be curious.

In Response to: Canoe Paddle hiking board by Brian Cunningham on Jan 11, 2007