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Rudder Replaced

In April 1996 the rudder was replaced with a new design.


In this photo, the original fin rudder (to the right) seems to only have minor damage on its point.


Perhaps the  change was intended to improve low-speed maneuverability,  particularly whilst going astern.


It would be interested to have had the designer Richard Carlson's view of this "fashion accessory".

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The original rudder was still fitted circa 1994

The replacement rudder seen during hull work in 2007. Note the fixing method and the partial skeg.