Kayak Rudder Spring

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:18 am

Looking for one of these but can't find anything online. Only complete rudder kits. Maybe someone has one or has had to get one at some point? Or has even had to make one?

Any help appreciated.

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:32 pm

What dimensions?

If you don't have any luck, I could try making one for you...
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:23 am

Simply Springs in Hastings might be helpful

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:26 pm

If all else fails, rig pull-up and pull-down lines. The pull-down line, pulled down, should hook into a bit of bungy so when you hit something the blade comes up over it and then drops back down.

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 am

Thanks for your replies, everyone. And HLD for offering to make me one.

I did a bit more digging and found a youtube clip by a store in AU. Managed to get in touch with them and they are sending me one.

Mac - I did consider rigging up a bungee thing but thought I would explore this option a bit more first. Fewer ropes = good times.

Happy fishing everyone!

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