rudder assembly in one piece. sleeve inserted thru gudgeon at top smooth shanked stainless bolt runs thru into brass sleeve in stern of kayak to sleeve in lower gudgeon this sleeve has a nut welded to it at its base, lower part of bolt has a thread this screws into the nut, just a couple of turns will do. Wings coming out of assembly on either side (not yet made!) rudderlines pass thru shackle attached to wings and tie back onto themselves using a prussic knot. To remove the rudder undo bolt, push prussic knots to the stern. I know its going to be a pain to do all this in knee deep water, but i think the rudder would hold at sea and in stronger winds.
Rudder ITSELF, at present, too flexible where its single ply but with light weight cloth and epoxy it will be stiff.
I have only roughed out the rudder at present and my new assembly will be with me shortly...by the time that breaks, i will probably have finished my homemade one.
Will it work?
What have I overlooked?