I have a 1973 Morgan
28 Out Island. Trying to mind out what the original rudder
dimensions were. Not sure if mine was swapped or I am just not used to the amount of linear movement required for decent steerage on this boat
. Half thinking if it is undersized I can drop it out at the end of the season and see about making it larger if needed.
At some point before I purchased it the inboard was removed, the shaft opening capped, and an outboard
put on it (wondering if a 4 blade power prop might help). I am having the biggest problem when I am exiting and entering my slip, right now either I come in hot and manage to steer in alright and then have to jump out and grab stanchions to get the boat
stopped before trying to climb the front of the slip, or go slow enough that I might not be able to turn and get anyone close enough to the slip fingers to get off and pull the boat in.
Overall I am quite pleased with the boat, used to stuff that doesn't sail worth beans under main alone, and this one will do that fairly well, but coming from 22' and 25' boats of my parents, this one has a lot more sail area and I am still working on learning
to have in place before I go out.
I will likely have other questions as well, but this is the first major thing I am trying to work
through. not sure if a high torque prop might help or not. Definitely looking at remote motor
controls for forward/reverse, start, kill, and choke.