Rudders are a critical part of any boat’s design – and in my opinion many of the rudders on surfskis are sub-optimal, to put it mildly. But at last a manufacturer has got off their butt to offer a wide range of rudders for different conditions.
When retired teacher Gerard de Gannes joined the Trinidad surfski club after recovering from a stroke, he found that the constant swimming and remounting wasn’t as much fun as he’d been lead to believe…
"Nel" posted a comment to my review of the EOS to the affect that it would be good if we did an article of rudder design. The topic being an area of interest to me and having experimented with rudders and fins over many years I needed no second invitation.
One of my favorite skits from the Not the 9 o’clock News UK TV Comedy Series involves an earnest-looking social worker being asked for her opinion on what needs to be done about soccer hooligans. “I know these kids,” she says, “I know their homes, their parents…” “… and the only thing to do is to cut their goolies off. Cut them off!”