Dual control?

JKA

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Rather than hijack this thread:


I thought I'd ask the larger team.

On-the-fly rudder control switch from rear to front cockpit.
How? Anyone? Photos?

While I can think of a few ways to do it there may well be more thought-out systems already being used. If so, I'm keen for details.

Seaward says this:


Sensitive West Coast company Seaward anticipated the “divorce boat” potential of tandems and offers an optional dual-steering system that allows control from either cockpit ($224 CAD).
 

mick_allen

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Based on the interesting Seaward alum semi-gas pedal controls at the time:

SeawardSmartRudderSys2b.jpg


the simple scenario would be:

SeawardDualmaybe.jpg
 
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mick_allen

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it really is an undeveloped small step up from the ordinary foot pedal of the time. The full step is hinged so there is no place that doesn't articulate. I remember at the time thinking that all they had to do was add a fixed lower pc and keep the articulated upper rudder actuator and then thread the line up and around and it would be a semi-ok real gas pedal [tho' no rapid readjust of the pedal location]:

AutoAdjustFootPeg2.jpg
 

kayakwriter

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...and which paddler has control of the switching? :rolleyes:
This makes me think of those episodes of the "Mayday" TV show (reenactments of real plane crashes) where the problem is the pilot and co-pilot each think the other is reacting wrongly to the situation and they keep wresting control back and forth until...
 
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