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Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association Forums Kayak Modifications /Cameras/GPS Jackson Coosa FD Rudder Modification

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      Sisu
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      [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX1CZFJNjnY&t=15s[/video]

      I purchased a Jackson Coosa FD late this summer. This kayak has a pedal drive system that features a self-retracting propeller making it ideal for kayaking in shallow water where you may encounter rocks or logs that could damage a typical pedal kayak prop. While the self-retracting prop is nice, the rudder system is very small to also accommodate shallow water kayaking. As a result I found the kayak did not track very straight and required me to be constantly keeping my hand on the rudder control(s) to keep the kayak on track. I designed and fabricated a rudder which has more surface and is self-retracting. Works Great!!!!

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