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surface drive turning left
« on: May 04, 2007, 11:06:06 AM »

hi all
 is it possable to get a surface drive boat to turn left & right to allow them to run a M shape course. as most see, to have the rudder mounted to one side
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martno1fan

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Re: surface drive turning left
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 11:13:28 AM »

hi all
 is it possable to get a surface drive boat to turn left & right to allow them to run a M shape course. as most see, to have the rudder mounted to one side
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             thanks steve
yes it is they will allways turn better right than left but some do race on m shaped courses i believe.turn fins and tabs will help.my boat now turns well both ways but allways better right than left.you could also run double rudders but this will slow you down a tad too .
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Re: surface drive turning left
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 11:40:48 AM »

Here in Sweden the offshore guys still run the "M" course except for the WC qualifiers. Whilst a few run double rudders, most do not bother. The "M" is run clockwise (opposite to the FSR-V boats) so there is one slow left per lap.
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