2 thoughts on “New Bieker Rudder”

  1. Some of the ideas for rudder and mast bumps have been tried in the 70’s by some America’s Cup designs. The inspiration is from whale flippers (humpbacks?). At the time it was found that it does help with rapid changes in velocity (don’t ask for numbers!). Overall they were discarded due to the burden in design and manufaturing processing.

  2. Kurt:

    This rudder was built by Jim Betts in Anacortes about the same time he built my mast. You can see the mast behind the rudder in the shop photo. Small world!


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