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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: T15 rudder ?  (Read 522 times)

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I Zod Out

  • I think(?) I got a bite!
  • Salmon
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  • Location: Los Osos
  • Date Registered: Feb 2014
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Hello -

I have an "ancient" OK Prowler (2008 hull).

It needs some steering help via a rudder or skeg? ie; difficult to steer against side wind/side current.

I saw a mod somewhere(?), where some guy (who = dunno)? put a T15 rudder system "atop" his hull rather than "behind" in the factory set, screw alignment on the stern. 

Is this mod available or is it customized?

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The American soldier does not fight because he hates who is in front of him;
he fights because he loves who is behind him.


I Zod Out

  • I think(?) I got a bite!
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OK Nevermind!

I decided to make myself a keel!

It went like this;

Itís rainy and not much catching going on, so I decided to do another mod to my old Prowler. I noticed a while back that in a side wind the Prowlerís hull slips sideways and is was very hard to get it to turn into the wind. After paddling on the leeward side (away from the wind) I was finally able to negotiate a turn into Spoonerís. It was a bit scary.

Furthermore, because of the amount of  stuff I have accumulated, I can only store this hull in an upright position standing on itís tail.


The Prowler in storage


The keel after shaping


Taped and Sanded



Cutting the cloth


After resin is added to the glass on the keel


This is the  finished keel


I Zod Out
« Last Edit: January 25, 2016, 06:54:45 PM by I Zod Out »
The American soldier does not fight because he hates who is in front of him;
he fights because he loves who is behind him.


Baitman

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  Nice !           Similiar to the double keels on a Raptor.    Have you had a chance to paddle it yet?
Sometimes the fish isn't the only prize.
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    Owner / Designer  Raptor kayaks. and the new soon to be released  " G2 "





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I Zod Out

  • I think(?) I got a bite!
  • Salmon
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  • Location: Los Osos
  • Date Registered: Feb 2014
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No, I haven't yet had a chance at a paddle. Perhaps this week.

Luv your new design on the G2.

Great work!

I Zod Out
The American soldier does not fight because he hates who is in front of him;
he fights because he loves who is behind him.


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Nice glass work George! :smt001
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