steering and rudder% on sport/tuna boat

Twin Fins

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Is the percentage of leading/trailing edge on a rudder for a DE hull different vs a planning hull? Do you think steering that has more turns hard over to hard over sea star ) is better for long straight distances over Hydro slave( 3 turns)? It seems like my steering is so sensitive . Only a 1-2 on either side of center on my rudder angle indicator is about all the tolerance for running down the channel.AP does a better job than me .Maybe it's coming from a planning hull.
 

tunafishhkg

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I love my 1 3/4 turn lock to lock steering and would have it no other way. It just takes getting used to so you do not over steer but if you have a power hyd syst, it very easy to slow down the rate of turn with an adjustable flow block that is not very expensive and easy to install.
 

steveinak

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2 turns B2B on mine i love it, had a sea star in the old boat 5 turns B2B it sucks compared to the new boat. I steer with only my thumb hanging over one spoke of the wheel, couldn't be finah!
 

GoodChance

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I agree with Tuna ...... I had helm years ago that was just 1.75 turn from lock-to-lock and loved it. I forget the name of the helm right now (probably remember it in 5 minutes) but that type of helm was great for really making sharp turns while navigating in tight channels or docking.
 
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