At the recent Black Country Boating Festival I witnessed the Ross Barlow "hydrogen boat" actually moving.
Why are the rudders of the overwhelming majority of powered narrowboats connected to the tiller by means of a "swan neck"? Is it purely aesthetics? Or is there a practical reason too?
Ross Barlow has a vertical rudder post connected at right angles to the tiller arm.
Incidentally, I imagine it's "interesting" steering from a high swivelling office chair!
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