Adventure 40 Rudder and Steering Gear

Rudder and Steering

In the last chapter we examined and discussed the Adventure 40 hull form. Now let's dig into the rudder and steering gear.

Those of you who were in on this a few years ago, while we were discussing the de Jong Adventure 40 design, will remember that Erik settled on a transom-hung rudder, either kick-up or cassette.

A popular decision with advantages, most notably ease of inspection and maybe even replacement with a spare at sea, but perhaps not the optimal one. Let's dig into why:

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