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Re: Strip: Fast Touring Kayak by Bjorn Thomasson *PIC*

What did you do for a rudder and rudder controls?

Initially I'd wanted to try a DIY 'swinging stern' retractable rudder like the Point65 Freya or the Epic 18X- and we had some discussion here about that. After building a quick strip mockup of the stern section and some serious drawings and experiments I realized that I'd be better to go with a commercial rudder. Dan Caouette suggested the Smart Track 'Race' rudder. I ordered the rudder, rudder tube which you need to order separately,lines, tubing, and deck fittings from Stellar - great service from them BTW.
One note about the Smart Track 'Race' rudder - the retraction line doesn't pull it 180°. just a bit more than 90° - so it clears the water.
Footboards were DIY incorporating some ideas from looking at designs online (Onno, Stellar). It was a big help having my (new) Think surfski here, since I got a much better understanding of one way (which I know 'works') to organize the pedal rigging.

I put the tension adjuster on the forward side of the bulkhead - the lines go through the bulkhead via rubber grommets.

I'll let you know how it all works on the water, once the storms pass us by here!
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