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xK18 Rudder?

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Vic_Mel
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xK18 Rudder?

Post by Vic_Mel » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:25 pm

The hull card for my 1971 XK18 states “rudder under seat “. I’m confused because I believe jet boats don’t have rudders. Am I missing something?
Vic Melchiorre

1970 19' XK19 "Victory
1971 XK18 “Ave Maria”

Greg Wallace
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Re: xK18 Rudder?

Post by Greg Wallace » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:16 am

Yeah, there was an auxiliary rudder that could be mounted under the nozzle. They were helpful on deceleration and to a lesser extent at low speeds. Shipped not installed.
Greg Wallace 23 Custom 22166 former Chris-Craft dealer Russells Point, Oh.

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