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 Post subject: Rudder Support
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:58 am 
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I decided to make this addition to the rudder so that it's supported a bit better whilst transporting and for storage.

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It was cut with a jig saw from an old boggie board ( don't tell the kids ), and measured and profiled to fit over the curve of the hull under the rudder and in line with the bungie strap.

This support gives the bungie something to work against, rather than the connection, and once it's in place, the rudder is rock solid for transportation.

This seems to work well. I found that prior to doing this, the central rudder bolt required adjustment on a regular basis due to a buildup of slop in the rudder. But now after about dozen outings, the play in the rudder connection hasn't changed. Another bonus is that the rudder doesn't gradually cut the bungie.

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 Post subject: Re: Rudder Support
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:17 am 
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Good Mod. I noticed my bungee starting to cut after the trip back from Victoria.
Back to work tomorrow. I'll look for some foam headed for the bin....

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 Post subject: Re: Rudder Support
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:50 pm 
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Keeps the bungee from bending the blade as well! Cool!

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