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Old 01-25-2013, 10:28 PM   #61
Nomad Willy
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City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
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Art wrote;

"What I’m not clear on is the rudder’s water course actions in reverse due to boxed-in flat rear-end on rudder that no longer “cuts sharply” to enable direction-assistance water pressure juxtapositions while backing-up with no water flow from prop thrust."

About the only thing that matters in reverse is size and that dosn't matter much either. Even w a big rudder like mine one must go pretty fast in reverse to get much steerage. Then on Willy I've got to be careful, holding on to the helm to keep the rudder from being pinned hard over and if that happens suddenly damage could likely result. So I don't think it basically matters in reverse Art.
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