Originally Posted by Pblais
The structural requirements of just hanging a rudder off the stern probably needs a naval architect to sort out. You really don't want two options. You really want just one that works. A skeg hung rudder should be more reliable but may cost more than the boat is worth. A stern hung rudder might not be structurally sound but you sure don't need two rudders. Modification of this sort really isn't something that to me makes good sense. Sell the boat and move on sounds the better choice for your money
. There is no love in a boat that needs too much work.
I've never seen the boat but the complexities are making me think this is a problem that is not financially worth the time. A different boat might be the best choice. I would consider that as the third option. This girlfriend is consuming far too much. With boats it's OK to fall out of love. It's a French thing.
paul I hear you...however iv been looking at far too many boats this past year...and iv seen way too much of the modern plastic to not appreciate the structural qualities of this vintage hinterhoeller...its unquestionably a far superior then everything iv seen to date, including pearson
tritons and vanguards, not even a 30 alberg
comes close to this little tank...the skeg and rudder seems to be its only real weekness as hinterhoeller designed the boat for the grate lackes...she is solid glass all the way, no coar whatsoever anywhere from top to bottom...given a good rudder she will outlast my entier family
...never a blister has been seen on these boats.
I am not the kind of guy to blindly throw away hard erned money...in fact I got out of the island trader
41 because she clearly wasent the ship I tot she was...way under the hinterhoeller built quality...honestly just for the hull
id keep the H28 even if I had to redo the inside entierly...it still be the best boat I cauld find...love or not...but how can one resist good craftmenship.