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Rudder for Inflatable Kayak

by LoboCNC May 4, 2015
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Я бы не доверил свою жизнь 3D пластику...

zatorax's comment, Google translated: "I would not trust my life to 3D printed plastic."

Good point - this rig is definitely NOT for extreme conditions. It's for pikers like me who can't paddle straight on a flat lake.

Good news, friend :)

I have tried this out in calm water and it works pretty well - tweaking your tracking is pretty smooth and easy, although you do have to stop paddling for a stroke. At steeper rudder angles, though, particularly when steering to port, the rudder wants to pivot out of the water unless the friction adjustment (on the midlink part) is set pretty tight. I'm a decidedly novice kayaker, and any pointers or suggestions for this thing would be most appreciated.