Integrated rudders (as used on Epic and Mirage kayaks) - why not on pedalboats?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by KalleA, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. KalleA
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    KalleA Junior Member

    I've observed with inerest some of the rudder solutions used on pedalboats, and was wondering what the pros and cons of an integrated rudder might be?

    I have seen such rudders on Epic and Mirage kayaks, and from what I hear, people are very satisfied with them. Supposedly, they produce very low drag, are self neutralising and have good steering response. I've never tried one, but have often wished I had one when getting stuck in weeds or reversing into something...

    For those who haven't seen one, this is the only pic I could find:


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