Check out this articulating teardrop
style rudder our very own Griz fabricated!
Designed by Antonio Salguero of
Coastwise Marine Design,
this rudder is made out of stainless steel.
MIRIAM, a 66′ William Garden design, was built in 1956 at Tacoma Boat
Works here in Washington. Her owner plans on using the boat for
various charter trips along the Pacific Northwest in the future.
Having an articulated rudder like this will
dramatically increase MIRIAM’s turning abilities.
In combination with the teardrop profile,
the trim tab on the rudder changes how the
water moves past it, making it more efficient
and able to get a higher degree of angle on
the rudder, in turn making the boat
able to maneuver better, especially
noticeable at slow speeds and in tight spaces.
MIRIAM is a heavy displacement hull with a long keel, which can prove hard to
make delicate changes in direction, particularly in backing up,
and at slow speeds, like in a marina. Some boat owners will choose to
incorporate an articulating rudder instead of installing bow or stern thrusters.
We look forward to seeing how MIRIAM will handle differently with this improvement!
Interesting in increasing your boat’s handling?
Give us a call at 360-385-6138 or firstname.lastname@example.org