Today we went out for our second excursion this spring. My rudder on the AI kept kicking up. We were on a sedate creek. If I cleat it down it stayed in place. I didn't notice last year that I had to cleat it down all the time. We did some minor adjusting, but didn't think we majorly changed anything. Any suggestions??
If I just peddle the boat on its own in 'Adventure' mode I never cleat the rudder down. When I use the sail I try to remember to cleat it down, sometimes I forget...the stearing becomes sluggish and unresponsive, even somedays when theres little wind and I unfurl the sail for the first time and it draws I cant seem to bear away...its because I have forgotten to lock the rudder! Also you may find that you did not fully deploy the rudder in the first place done that a few times!
Off topic AGAIN...
but......Sounds like Stringy has mounted a daggerboard housing into his drive well plug. What I would like to know is this...Stringy do you notice a difference in rudder control when you sail with your daggerboard mounted in the drivewell plug or is it just the same as it would be with the d/b offset?