Re: installing a rudder

Posted by Alex Ferguson on Sep 20, 2004


: This being said, rudders are fragile, and can be damaged in a variety of ways.

That's why I balance my kayak on the rudder when tipping it over to empty it, carry it by the rudder when it is loaded, use the rudder to save the kayak from rocks when in caves - fragile? Actually it and the mounting are the strongest parts of the kayak.

> they make paddling in adverse conditions like cross and head winds a hell of a lot easier/safer.

I fit a small transom that the gudgeon is screwed to with 2 horizontal and one vertical screws. The rudder has a "T" bar that it pivots on, horizontally and vertically. If you look for Navigator rudders you'll see they use our ideas.


In Response to: Re: installing a rudder by Terry Mcadams on Sep 20, 2004