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Alistair Edwards

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Foiling Rudder
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:11:43 AM »
I would be grateful for any advice the foilerati are able to provide!

My new boat (a Big Issue 2) has a foiling rudder which is not a t foil. The wings are at the bottom of the rudder blade. As I understand it the t-foil rudder is particularly effective because it utilises the water flow coming up off the bottom of the hull.
Is there a major differential in terms of foil performance? If so might it be worth getting the rudder modified and repositioning the wings?
I haven't used the foiling rudder yet. Still getting used to sailing the boat with the dagger rudder.
N3517 Carbon Paw Print (Big Issue 2)
N2903 Maxim (Paper Dart)
Previously N3143 Catatonic (Tigress)

 

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