I have a 15' Folboat that needs a rudder. At least I feel it needs a rudder in order to hit the salt. I'm not so concerned about the foot pedals but just don't know how to go about getting a rudder. I need some help with how long/large should it be...what brand.....should I just make my own???
Prices pretty much astound me for such a simplistic device. What the heck? HOWEVER.... don't want to capsize if the winds come up and I'm fighting a salmon either.
Have any of you made your own rudders? Do you have a brand you like? Does size really matter? (get your minds out of the gutter guys. ;-) )
I paddled one of these as a kid on the Chesapeake Bay and other bodies of water with no issues...but Alaskan saltwater is new to me. Only fished the Puget Sound in Washington and never in a YAK, but that was ok most of the time. Am I asking for trouble if I head out around Seward or Whittier without a rudder?
Appreciate any insights any of you may have...or maybe one of you has an old rudder hanging out in one of those piles in the garage!?!! Thanks in advance for your consideration.