Re: ??

Posted by craig on Feb 26, 2005

Kurt, a fish formed rudder is more efficent than a flat one, and a light rudder blade in wood may tend to float on you. Also, have you considered a t-bar for rudder control? They work like a tiller on a sailboat. Get two pieces of aluminum angle that fit in your boat. drill a hole through the center of each, for a pivot point. On the upper piece drill a hole through the upright side(even with the pivot hole) insert a dowell or aluminum rod, drill the pivot hole through the dowel and bolt it together, so it can move. Attach your rudder cables to the ends of the upper angle. Attach the lower angle to the boat a couple of inches in front of your foot rests. This is used on racing boats and Westside boat shop boats. Good Luck

In Response to: ?? by Kurt Maurer on Feb 25, 2005