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Old 05-06-2006, 09:05 PM
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Holy Carp!! '06 rudder...

You big-boat rudder folks weren't kidding about the effect of the '06 rudder on the big boats. It's not even the same boat from a handling perspective. It doesn't pull at all - absolutely dead neutral - and it steers with one finger throughout the entire speed range. It steers easier than my 350 I/O, which has true power steering.

I am amazed!!

I would consider that rudder to be a highly desirable upgrade to the last few model-year X30/230VRS.
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Old 05-07-2006, 05:58 PM
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I will second Bigmac's thoughts. I just got done putting my X30 on my boat lift but took it out for the first time this year. I installed the '06 rudder a few days ago and tested it today. This is a totally new boat. It handles like my '95 PS205. This thing is great and worth every penny and then some.
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:01 PM
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That is awesome! So glad you guys are enjoying the upgrade. I am still amazed at how much better the steering is, glad you are finding the same improvement!
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:17 PM
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You big-boat rudder folks weren't kidding about the effect of the '06 rudder on the big boats. It's not even the same boat from a handling perspective.
Can you post a picture of this new 06 rudder? I'm intrigued.
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:53 PM
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Can you post a picture of this new 06 rudder? I'm intrigued.
This search . There are a lot of other threads on the 06 rudder upgrade.



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Old 05-08-2006, 01:21 PM
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Sould start a new club of '06 rudder devotees...
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Old 05-08-2006, 01:26 PM
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Can all the pre-2002(or 3) owners join? We got the 06 rudders as standard equipment.
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Here is the 2002 rudder.
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Here is the 2006 rudder on my boat along with the OJ XMP prop...
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:34 AM
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You big-boat rudder folks weren't kidding about the effect of the '06 rudder on the big boats. It's not even the same boat from a handling perspective. It doesn't pull at all - absolutely dead neutral - and it steers with one finger throughout the entire speed range. It steers easier than my 350 I/O, which has true power steering.

I am amazed!!

I would consider that rudder to be a highly desirable upgrade to the last few model-year X30/230VRS.
You mention big boat guys. Which boats come with the larger rudder?
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