The Hakas will do it all. But to go simpler/lighter, and retain foldability of the Amas, (at least forward) a small batwing is a very comfortable option. I would use it for light duty solo sailing or to supplement the tramps with 2 aboard.
OK, I'll have a fiddle and see if I can make a batwing out of PVC pipe, just for the record. You all but had me convinced wood was a better material.
The new vertical rudder has me on edge too, and is one reason I'm going with the upright Thule set and go saddles. Hoping that never having to flip the hull on my new vehicle will keep me out of trouble.
Flipping it on the car is no problem, 'cause it's up off the ground. It's flipping it on the ground that worries me, where it can catch and cop the full force of the boat rolling over.
I believe you can cheat and cleat the rudder in any position now, using the dual lines... yes? Or is the rudder line too short for this to work with the existing 1 1/2 cleats?
Well I'm new to this rudder, but as far as I can see, if I pull the up-line, with the boat upright, I can get the rudder to horizontal, but there's no way I can hold it there without continuing to hold onto the up-line. Am I missing something?
PS: Speaking of pimping the boat, the ultimate pimp which I would like to do is to re-jig the akas and crossbars so that the amas raised up out of the water when folded forward or backward, so that the boat could be pedalled at near-Adventure hull speeds when the wind dropped. I now have a set of old corroded crossbars and akas and I am toying with the idea of taking them to an aluminium fabricator and having them altered, depending on the cost. I would love to bolt them onto the new hull for a while, just to see how it performed.