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    Default Rudder Rounding?

    Good day all
    Have read a few places where they talk about rounding your rudder - I know it is on the bottom of the the rudder, but don`t know exactly how/where? Is it just the leading edge on the bottom that must be rounded or is it the complete bottom flat side that must be oval/round?
    Can someone please post a picture of this.

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    Some brief discussion:https://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/...tom+shatpening

    before page 9 there is a picture that showed how it is done but I think Travis hit something and the rudder is bent. But my drawing shows where it is not supposed to be rounded, the word 'rounding" is incorrect , IMO, it is just simple sharpening of the bottom, you do not change the PROFILE. You can make the bottom edge smooth (rounded) or a sharp wedge , Don't have time to up load mine, got to leave for work, sorry...
    Too many boats, not enough time...

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    Thanks, but if you do have time, sometime, please post a pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bking1340 View Post
    Thanks, but if you do have time, sometime, please post a pic
    Yes, after work, sorry....
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    Here ya go
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    A picture is worth a thousand words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlandauer View Post
    Yes, after work, sorry....
    Cheers

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    The pictures Ray R posted are far superior to what I have , so I am going to defer my promise to his expertise.
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    Thank you - much appreciated. Now it`s just off to order a M445 prop for the stock electronics and some fine tuning.

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    I was under the impression that keeping the bottom nice and flat/square helps keep the bow down in turns, especially if the LE of the rudder is a tad forward swept. No?

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