Reply To: 15 degree rudders
you are right about the rudder. 30 deg rudders are always heavy on the helm, even when the boat is well balanced. If the rig C of E is too far back it will obviously make a difference. But you really should to try to switch to a 15 deg rudder. It is possible to convert an existing rudder, the blade is the same shape, just rotated so you can add a wedge at the front & to the top of the head then re-attatch the tiller. Sounds a bit tricky, but reasonably straight forward & a lot cheaper than a new blade!!