The guy i bought my Chesapeake 18 kit from had ordered it with a Feathercraft rudder kit. According to the installation instructions that came with it, this rudder was designed to be installed by drilling a hole through the deck into the end pour. Will I need a different pin if I decide to install it using the stainless steel CLC rudder bracket instead or will it drop right in?
If so, What keeps the rudder assembly from falling out and hanging by its cables when I turn the boat upside down to strap it on the roof of my SUV? Sorry if these are stupid questions but all of of my previous sea kayaks have had retractable skegs so I know nothing about kayak rudder systems.