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Bud Taplin
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Chip,
Since you have the grandfather of all the Westsail 32's, you also have the original design rudder on her. Perhaps modifying the shape of the rudder would help. The modified rudder, which Westsail did at about hull #120 or so, has less chord, and more area down at the aft lower end of the rudder, with a straight trailing edge. I do have a drawing of the shape of this rudder if you need it. Also, the standard tiller is 5'-10" long, so that 3" difference would probably not help too much, but maybe so.

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