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Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby cheaterparts » 24 Mar 2019, 17:51

Eoin dropped off my new large rudder for the profisha 525 yesterday morning so I fitted it up and I thought I would put up a bit of a review after getting to use it today

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first it is a little deeper maybe 20 mm it has more surface area both forward and the rear and surprising it is also about half the weight of the std Stealth Item

so the first thing you notice it is really well balanced and the pedals were a lot lighter than I thought it would be ( I have paddled with another large rudder on a stealth and it was heavy to use )
a lot less rudder input is needed but it does turn better when pushed and coming in with a 45 deg head wind there is very little rudder input needed still
my guess it will be a weapon on runners down wind and in surf

for the Stealth guys it is a worth while mod - I'm really happy with its performance Eoin has done a very nice job of these

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https://seasherpa.com.au/collections/ac ... er-upgrade
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby Seasherpa » 24 Mar 2019, 21:11

Thanks for the write up Cheater, glad you are happy with it - we’ve had good feedback on them from Noosa too.
They will be the standard rudders for our new Xplora skis, but were designed to be retro-fittable to the Stealth skis too so two birds with one stone :thumbsup: I’m just happy you are putting the old Stealth one in your wooden kayak, I’ll have to find a few more ways to add weight to it before the Gippsland Race :evilgrin:
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby Seasherpa » 25 Mar 2019, 11:28

Cheater we have just finished designing a dual drink holder for wooden kayaks,
Can I interest you in one?

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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby happyas » 25 Mar 2019, 12:42

Dual drink holder needs to be supplied with CA glue so it can't slide or be removed!
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby cheaterparts » 25 Mar 2019, 13:23

happyas wrote:Dual drink holder needs to be supplied with CA glue so it can't slide or be removed!



Or tied around seasherpas feet as concrete boots for some swimmerlng lessons
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby laneends » 25 Mar 2019, 14:26

Seasherpa wrote: new Xplora skis,


??
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby Reeling » 25 Mar 2019, 14:50

laneends wrote:
??


:evilgrin: someone's ears just pricked up ;)
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby peatop » 25 Mar 2019, 15:40

Seasherpa wrote:Cheater we have just finished designing a dual drink holder for wooden kayaks,
Can I interest you in one?

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Lol i was thinking you could fill the aft section with concrete, but this newly designed cup holder would work well :evilgrin:
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Seasherpa wrote: new Xplora skis,


??
shhh :evilgrin: it's just a rumor ;)
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby Seasherpa » 25 Mar 2019, 16:47

laneends wrote:
Seasherpa wrote: new Xplora skis,


??


I’ll put something in the Sea Sherpa thread for you later Keith when I get home.
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Re: Stealth Rudder Upgrade

Postby 4liters » 25 Mar 2019, 20:20

laneends wrote:
Seasherpa wrote: new Xplora skis,


??

I know right, I reckon they'd squeeze out an extra km/h or two if they were called something sick like "Sherpanator" or "Banjo Slayerz" instead
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