Can you guys talk a little more about death wobbles, what they are, how they start, how to kill them, looseness in the system vs. balance problems that create them, etc.?
LIT, when you say " By positioning the rudder blade a little aft in its tiller housing, the the balance on the rudder is reduced and the boat is more stable on the foils" - are you pushing the top of the rudder aft or the bottom of the rudder aft?
I've had the wobbles and I've seen the rubber tiller tiebar ends vibrating once the wobbles started! I've just slowed the boat down until they go away. I've also worked really hard to get my rudders tight in the stocks but maybe I haven't done enough.
I've seen that some people are eliminating the rubber tiller tie bar ends which seems like a good idea to me. Photos of that would be nice. I was thinking of having a one end threaded so I could throw the rod for setting the rudders parallel.