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Old Town Rudder

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by stevek, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. stevek

    stevek Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Has anyone constructed a kick-up rudder to work with the standard Old Town1/2" pintels? I have some idea's but would appreciate any help.
  2. MikeCav

    MikeCav Restorer/Videographer

    I asked a friend who has addressed this on his 1909 Old Town sailing canoe and here is his response.

    "Here are pictures of the OT rudder which I altered to kick-up. I cut
    the side cheeks out of sheet brass, which I found I could cut on a
    wood-cutting band saw. The rudder has both pull-up and haul-down
    lines, I think the ideas are illustrated in Todd Bradshaw's book."

    Good luck - hope this helps.

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  3. OP

    stevek Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks so much Mike, This is exactly what I had in mind.I have a piece of copper plate which I was going to use alone without the addition of the pivot reinforcement,but the whole package makes sense.
    Brass plate is stronger than copper,I think.Wonder if I should switch it out? Reguards
    Steve Konko

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