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Old Aug 17, 2010, 02:42 PM
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home made rudder

some photo's of my home made (please don't laugh to hard) rudder

as i dont have the real tools to do the job (all had to do it was a drill, hacksaw and some files) i take what i have laying around in the cupboard and modify to make it work, i apologiose about the quality of the photo's, will be putting on my hydro for a more stream lined rudder

and here it is installed on the hydro
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 02:48 PM
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I wouldn't laugh at it, looks pretty functional and clean to me!
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 03:35 PM
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Looks damn fine to me pal.
Done a couple myself & I know it's no laughing matter. Took the skin off two knuckles on the edge of the vice. Lots of claret everywhere. It was a crying matter for me.
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 03:36 PM
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thanks guy's, as i said, just wanted something more streamlined and it's a bit longer than the original one, also put my original turn fin back on as the larger one was causing drag and to much water spray

i know how you feel paul with the scrapped knuckle's, i have managed to drill into my thumb and first 2 fingers on the same bloody hand before, plus stabbed the same hand while cutting rubber, god the accidents i've had i'm suprised i'm not dead
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 03:47 PM
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Good job bud,looks like it will do the job for sure
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 04:16 PM
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cheers daz, appreciate all the comments and compliments

i'm going to call it ''UGDER'' meanging 'ugly rudder'
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 04:26 PM
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No worries bud,when you hoping to test it
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 01:39 AM
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when the weather gets better, me and the boys are of out for the day visting a place called 'goblin combe' in bristol so maybe tomorow with any luck
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 01:44 AM
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looks quite good

curious but did it turn out lighter compared to original???
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 02:22 AM
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yes its lighter now, trying to keep as much weight of the back as i can

had to modify the blade swivel a bit, turned it the other way up as the whole thing was sitting below the water line and had to cut a notch in the blade itself so it could move left and right
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 06:09 AM
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Good job!!
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 09:55 AM
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thanks poobs
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