balanced rudder


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balanced rudder

[′bal·ənst ‚rəd·ər]
(naval architecture)
A rudder, part of whose area is forward of the vertical axis, to counterbalance water pressure abaft of the axis.
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The standard prop has two fixed blades (two-and three-blade folders are options) and spins the hull in its own length when going forward and works fine in reverse though, as usual, you have to hold the wheel firmly as the prop wash can lock over the balanced rudder.