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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:33 am 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
... The only thing I found different than with my Outback, is that at very slow speeds, perhaps less than 1 to 1.5 MPH, the rudder doesn't have much effect. Above that and it's fine. I suspect having the rudder tucked up under the boat instead of at the very back is the reason for this...


This shouldn't be unique to the PA. For the rudder to be effective on any boat like this, it needs the water to pass the rudder with some pressure. My Revolution, and AI, are the same. The science of how it works means that the boat needs to be moving for the rudder to be effective.

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Of course, but my Outback can be effectively steered at about .5MPH. The PA, in my experience thus far, needs a bit more speed before the rudder has any effect.


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Tom Kirkman wrote:
Of course, but my Outback can be effectively steered at about .5MPH. The PA, in my experience thus far, needs a bit more speed before the rudder has any effect.


Hmm... interesting. Time for a bigger rudder! A sailing rudder!!! :D

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