Sailing Mill Creek 16.5

Has anyone tried making the rudder described at the end of the manual rather than using the rudder kits available at CLC?  My understanding is that the rudder kits don't have a big enough rudder compared to the one shown in the manual when used primarily for sailing.  I don't think I'm going to need the rudder other than for sailing, so I would rather get the optimal rudder for that use.


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RE: Sailing Mill Creek 16.5


RE: Sailing Mill Creek 16.5

Unlike a rudder, a skeg is in a fixed position and is only used for tracking. A skeg can be "trimmed" to allow less surface of the fin in the water when you just need a little help for tracking. But a rudder offers the additional feature of repositioning for steering and turning.   

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