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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:49 pm 
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Calling all foot rudder users HELP PLEASE. :oops:
My question is related to foot positioning for comfort and ease of use, when installing the rudder foot controls should the users heel rest on the hull of the kayak or be elevated so as not to touch the hull????

Any info would be appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:50 pm 
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mine rest on the hull floor.

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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:53 am 
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It was comfortable for me in some other yaks so my heels were on the floor and the pivot pin/screw was in the arch of my foot.

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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:55 pm 
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Your heels have to rest on the floor, or foot rests. Can you imagine paddling for hours, holding your legs up? If the pedals are too high, you can glue in some cosed cell foam and carve out a cup for your heels.

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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:21 pm 
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Can you imagine paddling for hours, holding your legs up?


It could be a good abdominal workout. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
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Thanks all I have dropped the footrest considerably based on all your advise, I noticed how much easier it is to pivot the pedal once the fulcrum was located mid foot, once again thanks to all the replies its great to know that by asking the question it leaves nothing to chance. :D

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Started painting out the forward and aft with two pack marine as suggested in the build, thinking this job should be done in a well ventilated area outside :roll: :lol:

Relaxation: 48hrs
investment: $680.00aud


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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:14 am 
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Rudder cable sheaths (garden watering tube)
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Not far off fitting out
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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
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Wow :shock: :shock: You warn't kidding at the pub the other nite

Might have to cross them tracks and have a closer look :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
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Can anyone advise if expandable foam would be a suitable option for end pours both for floatation and as a cheaper lighter alternative to pouring in epoxy?


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 Post subject: Re: From little things big things grow......Okwata 15-26LC
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