KAPE Fiberglass Touring Rudder
Our Fiberglass Touring Rudder has designed to achieve good steering characteristics at a minimum drag. These balanced rudders are wider, a bit thicker and rectangular comparing to Racing types (link). This gives the more efficient steering but somewhat more drag.
BUILD-UP and BUILD-IN
A stainless shaft of 8 mm diameter is connected to the blade. The head of the shaft is mostly plain grinded from the rear (except in the double version of Master 51, where it is threaded). The shaft is fixed into a Stainless Rudder crossbar (R192) at its middle by a hold-down bolt. Steering cords are attached to the ends of the crossbar. This solution results a sensitive understern steering system.
Our Touring Rudder is available in one size.
For marathon paddlers and/or for rocky riverbed we advice out Stainless Steel Marathon Rudder link.
ORDERING AS A SPARE PART
There are two ways of ordering a rudder as a spart part, but which is sure:
- always tell the model of the boat in which it will be equipped
- also measure the diameter of the shaft - just for sure
- and you can choose the blade colour as well
Now the only question is the length of the shaft. Important to note that shaft lengths may be different even within the same model. So if you have the right tool and experience we advice you to cut the shaft to size by yourself – or by a local expert.
Otherwise you have to
- accurately measure the complete length of the shaft – from the top of the shaft to the top of the blade.
Then we’ll know everything