Re: Mounting Rudders

Posted by LeeG on Jul 28, 2004

it's easy to rationalize the drilled into the endpour method because a bracket isn't available with the Feathercraft rudder but the concentration of forces right at the top edge of the 3/8" hole are bigger than what occurs with a bracket. On two kayaks I wrapped two layers of 10oz 2" unidirectional carbon tape over the stern at the spindle hole after seeing cracks develop in the end pour.

In Response to: Re: Mounting Rudders by Sailboy on Jul 26, 2004