Different rudder cable routing?

JohnAbercrombie

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Is this common?
Or even good?
Spotted in a used kayak ad....
First time I've seen 'non-direct' cable routing.
Seaward rudder.JPG


But it does look like the tubing extends right out of the deck, so it may be 'stock' from the (Seaward) factory?
 

mick_allen

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Don't think common - as the bracket/stand [ie specific hardware] is part of the setup.
good? - not really as 1) the tiller actuation line is slightly off to prefer full deploy - but no big deal really - tiny detail
2) a lot of line length is exposed to inadvertent grabbing - therefore bracket really required
3) the bracket causes a hard bend point for the line, therefore requiring the line tubing to minimize chafing
 
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