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02-21-2004, 06:57 PM
I am looking for plans to build my own kayak rudder. While kits may be easier, I would rather have a home-built rudder on my wooden kayak. I do have access to welders and materials. I'm thinking thin ga. stainless with nylon sheeve(s), laminated wood blade. Thanks.
02-21-2004, 11:28 PM
Take a real good look at the "Seal Line" rudder system - for design inspiration if nothing else. If you like rudders, it's a big step above most of the other stuff that's out there.
02-22-2004, 06:35 PM
I forgot who, but someone on www.kayakforum.com (http://www.kayakforum.com) has built a nice wooden rudder. I believe the blade was wood and carved to an aerofoil shape, a shockcord was used to keep the blade down.
02-23-2004, 12:25 PM
Here's an option:
One Ocean Kayak Rudder Page (http://www.oneoceankayaks.com/kayakrudder.htm)
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