No, for the following reasons;
1 They would lift out of the water if the hull
2) Their drag would increase weather
helm. weather helm is not a problem on harrys so this may not be a
valid reason any more.
3) I don't like all the weight in the windward
hull, except for racing. Racing implies lifting the ww hull, see
4) I have had enough trouble getting lee hull
rudders to work without starting on new sets of rudder problems.
Despite all the above, the rudders on my
Elementarry are getting closer to amidships and I drew a Little America's Cup
proa with rudders and rig in the ww hull. Huge rm (lack of rm is a problem
with these boats) but prone to windward capsize unless the crew were very
We are about to launch a 6m proa with a pretty
radical approach to windward hull steering. Keep an eye on the web page
for pics and progress. If it works (pretty big if), it will change a lot
of preconceptions about proa steering.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 12:28
Subject: [harryproa] Rudders on lee
Rob, Have you ever experimented with just the rudders on the windward
Or dagger board in center on leeward hull and rudders on ends
Or any other configuration ?
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