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Deflector Marine Rudder Celebrates 20 Years Service to NW Fishing Fleets
Deflector Marine Rudder LLC(DMR) founder Lowell Stambaugh began designing and building custom high-lift flap rudders for fishing vessel operators in 1999. Now with over 300 rudders in service in boats that range from 18’ seine skiffs to 210’ catcher-processors, DMR is recognized as the leading independent builder of lap rudders in the USA. 2018 has seen a number of vessels from 58’ to 148’ installing Deflectorrudders; these owners and operators join a fleet of satisfied customers who have discovered the remarkable ability of the DMR rudder to improve steering response and maneuverability, as well as increase speed and fuel efficiency. For 20 years, these flap rudders built in SW Washington across the Columbia River across from Astoria, OR, have demonstrated their ability to generate maximum turning force with a combination of design features that more than double the steering force.
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