Fitting A Kayak Rudder To The Ocean Ultra 4.7

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Fitting A Kayak Rudder To The Ocean Ultra 4.7

Fitting of the rudder is a very simple procedure. It just bolts on to the kayak. The instructions that come with the rudder are detailed and comprehensive. The difficultly is in threading the the rudder line through, so I will concentrate on that part only

First drill the 4 x 9.5mm holes

fitting a kayak rudder

remove forward rod holder

rudder on an ocean kayak

insert something long and thin from the hole in the stern up to the forward rod holder and fish out that hole.

ocean kayak rudders

attach the leed line and pass through the free end out of the hole you drilled by the rod holder and push on the rubber bung.

ocean kayak fixing a rudder

and pull back to the stern, be careful with this as the lead line is springy and can disappear back inside

attach the other bung, and cut to size and super glue in place.

let the super glue set and then thread the rudder cable down the leed line,

Now just bolt on the rudder peddles and rudder bracket. Carefully read the instructions before cutting and attaching the cables to the rudder. You need to make shaw that you have full movement of the rudder before doing this or you will be giving these a call
http://www.s3i.co.uk/productPage.php?productID=1514&categoryFilename=1×19.php

Adjusting the peddles and bungee cord will take a bit of time .
Tip , use thread lock when mounting the rudder plate, by the time I got home yesterday one of the screws have fallen out and one was on its way.

By | 2012-12-10T22:11:06+00:00 March 22nd, 2010|Pimp My Kayak|1 Comment

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Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.

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  1. Andy Money January 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Just finished installing my rudder all quite easy however needed the site you mentioned to buy replacement cable as I crimped it up without allowing enough movement in the peddles Doh!

    Thanks Andy

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