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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 10:38 pm 
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I've had a Sport for the better part of a year and, to date, have transported it inside my 1984 VW camper. This summer I'm taking it up to Wisconsin on top of my Subaru Outback. The Subaru does have a roof rack and I'll pad the crossbars in some way and I'm sure I can get it tied down properly. My concern is that the rudder will flap back around for 1200 miles and that the lines will be damaged as a result. Can someone tell me what I should do to stabilize the rudder while enroute? I'm hoping you're not going to suggest I remove the rudder... it wasn't the easiest thing for me to install when I first got the kayak, and I'm hoping I won't have to do that.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

~Nanc
Louisiana


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:26 pm 
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Hi Nanc,

Welcome to the forum! On my Classic (similar rudder style) I transported it upside down, bow forward, with the rudder in the down position (sticking up). It never flapped around at all. But to be extra safe, you could take a couple of turns around it with some good packing tape and tape it in position to the hull. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:33 am 
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we always put the rudders in the down position for transport when possible, they are much less likely to flop around.

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Brad Stephens
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 3:44 pm 
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Thanks guys. I guess I'll trust you that the rudder won't flap around too much if I put it in the down position. I'll still worry about it, but hopefully it will be fine when I get there.

~ Nanc
Louisiana


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