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Update rudders and daggerboards?

Posted By: Chris Ross

Update rudders and daggerboards? - 08/09/14 02:24 PM

Gougeon 32
G32 rudders

After seeing the new rudders and daggerboards on the F18 mk2, I was wondering if it would be worth putting new rudders and daggerboards on the G32. The daggerboards on the G32 are huge! They are a trapazoid keel shape and gybe. The G32 rudders are smaller than F18 rudders, maybe swapping them out for F18 rudders would be an improvement?

Posted By: Lost in Translation

Re: Update rudders and daggerboards? - 08/13/14 04:21 PM

I would be cautious about using foils from a boat that is much lighter than yours. The G32 looks great and is likely pretty low load, but it is much bigger boat and would likely need a different layup schedule on the boards compared to an F18 or other small boat.

I bet it would work in lighter conditions but would not be nice to have fail in heavy air.
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: Update rudders and daggerboards? - 08/13/14 05:42 PM

Also, are you having difficulty with steering whle underway, as in you can't get the control you would like to have? O/W, I wouldn't bother.
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