Re: Rudder Components

Posted by Alex Ferguson on Jul 12, 2004

[Shuswap Pat]

: I am wanting to build a rudder for my kayak, and am thinking about stainless cable and teflon coated cable gude, from mountain bikes. Some bike shops have it in bulk. Any comments?

Use 2 mm Spectra and 1/8" diametre bore hose as used for garden irrigation. You can tie Spectra but not stainless steel so Spectra is easy to adjust to the length you need. Also, Spectra does not stretch, corrode or fatigue.


In Response to: Rudder Components by Shuswap Pat on Jul 11, 2004