Subject: Re: [harryproa] maxi sailor and rudders
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 6/2/2008, 12:49 AM

I thought about the rudders on a sleeve, maybe later when everything
else is working. They lose 2' which is a bit much for most marinas, I

Foot lockers are a good idea, but the limit on this boat was cockpit
size, so there is no real gain. Either way, the person on the
inside has to do some clambering.

Closing off the sail foot may (I am not convinced by the windsurfers
as they only seem to do it in a breeze, when balance factors may enter
into it) reduce the tip losses, but a una rig boom is rarely on the
centreline so with a skinny hull it would not achieve much. It also
kills visibility to leeward. It is one of those very simple things to
test that i have never got round to. Any real life data would be



On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Robert <> wrote:
> If the rudder supports were on a sleeve, the beams could still be
> pulled out through the ww hull and have beam mounted rudders. You
> would only lose 30cm of squeezing for the marina. I still reckon a
> foot locker and sleeping sideways would give much easier access to the
> berths. Have you considered a battened sail extension below the boom
> to close off the slot. On a wsurfer you really notice the difference
> when you close the slot. Apart from that, I reckon it is v. nice and
> should go like the powers of

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