I have a rudder with an end plate on my boat which started out as a Long
Micro. One day I was running downwind in 20-25 knots of breeze with the bow
in green water, white froth to the top of the stem and the last metre of the
hull out of the water (log impeller in fresh air). I believe that the end
plate was the only thing preventing a broach or worse. The response was a
bit mushy but still easily controllable. Vessel has since been extensively
modified into a fine little boat (a new bow for a start) and cannot be
called a Long Micro. The origional rudder and end plate remain however.
Gavin Langmuir. llangmuir@...
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From: pauldayau <wattleweedooseeds@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 10:30 PM
Subject: [bolger] Shallow draft rudders
> I'just built a shallow rudder for the folding schooner with a
> 12"wide bottom board. This has been built under the guidance of the
> master( thats why your designs arent finished) It is the ugliest
> thing I've yet added to the schooner,but the ugly bit will be under
> water. Has anybody had any experiences , good or bad, to relate
> onthese rudders , which seem to be a Bolger secret weapon?
> Meanwhile we are getting ready for the first Bolger messabout in
> Kalgoorlie. 2 Bolgers, kayaks,canoes,ally dinghies,a topper, and
> assorted inertubes.
> cheers all, the commodore
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