Thanks, that’s really interesting personal experience. I am intrigued by your description of the extreme weather helm. So far I have been impressed how well balanced my boat is although I have only sailed with genoa and mizzen ie without main.You highlighted your small rudder. Is that something they modified between your boat and later boats? If Zarzuela is 40 years old I guess she is a boat from the early 70’s. Mine is an early 1978 – full aft deck and GRP pilothouse etc.is my rudder the same as yours (if that’s not too personal)?