The S/V Wawona will be constructed with two rudders. A beaching rudder, the type found in the plans and a cruising rudder designed after the one found on R.M.S. Titanic. It was said that the design came from the sailing ships of old and I have always liked the look of it. The worst that can happen is the rudder won't work and I'll turn it into a conversation piece. For short jaunts and general sailing the beaching rudder will be used. But for longer transits it will be switched with the cruising rudder. The experiment is designed to find out if a different rudder will allow for better sailing over longer distances without some of the negatives of a beaching rudder. Chief among these is the possibility of the rudder "folding up" due to buoyancy and a loosening of the screw that allows the rudder to retract.