The balanced shape moves the center of the rudder forward for a lighter helm. This rudder offers a vastly improved shape when compared to the original Catalina 30 rudder. It is a NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) 0012 airfoil considered by many sailboat designers to be the ideal combination of maximum lift with minimal drag.
Owners typically experience much lighter tiller
effort, crisper tacking
and improved pointing as a result of the improved airfoil section. You will experience better slow speed maneuverability while docking as well.
Call us for current pricing, availability, and lead time.
1) This rudder is not the original factory rudder. Don't expect it to look like the original factory rudder. This rudder is not only made from a different material, but is also a different shape. The manufacturer of this rudder approached the design with a clean slate and created a rudder with optimal performance and a true NACA airfoil. The dimensions of this rudder will differ from your original rudder. It is the buyer's responsibility to decide if this rudder is appropriate for his of her boat and use.
2) This is an oversize item which does not conform to our standard shipping policies. Call 800/959-SAIL for a shipping estimate.
3) The boat yard will need to drill for any through bolts including those for the tiller head and / or the steering quadrant in order to achieve a perfect match with your existing hardware. Water drain channels are pre-drilled.
4) A 50% deposit will be billed when your order for this item is accepted. The balance will be billed when the product ships.
5) There are two different Catalina 30 rudder styles available. See "More Images" below for detailed information about the different styles.
6) This is a custom made part. You provide the information we need to build this product for you. Once you order it we are going to build it just for you, just as you asked. We never want to see it again, and no one else wants it either. So be careful and order it correctly the first time because it can't be canceled, returned, or magically changed into something different!