Alden 44 Variants
The Alden 44 was originally made with a
large skeg in front of the rudder. The propellor was in a large aperture in
the skeg. This aperture ruined the flow around the rudder. Many of the later
Alden 44s were built with the skeg removed and the propellor on an exposed
shaft. This reduced the wetted surface by about 10 square feet.
Alden 44-2 underbody showing old skeg and new profile.
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