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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:56 am 
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Hey,

In high winds last week it became obvious that the rudder doesn't exert enough control in high winds. Anyone tried a bigger rudder. Making one out of Carbon fiber would be easy enough.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:06 am 
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Lee, I don't believe just making a bigger rudder is the way to go. If the current rudder is not powerful enough, this is due to there being too much sail out. Try reducing sail a bit and balance (and speed) will improve.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Or the boat isn't balanced well. Solo on the TI in the front seat the stern is almost out of the water and the rudder loses it's grip.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:30 pm 
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Hakas will keep you balanced in any wind. You'll still need to reef if riding solo on the TI.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:22 pm 
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NOHUHU wrote:
Hakas will keep you balanced in any wind. You'll still need to reef if riding solo on the TI.

What is this reef everybody keeps talking about? Is it a really good fishing spot or something?

J

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I guess "Real Men" don't discuss it.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Is that some sort of little reefer?
Is someone who covers a furlong called a furler?
How do I stop my mast turning?
My fins keep bending when I pedal. How do I make them stiff?
My auto drains on the hulls don't seem to work, should I close them when sailing?
Enquiring minds need to know these things :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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