Paddler & Moderator
- May 15, 2005
good point, though one could just do a complete thru mount and have the tiller mech exposed on top of the deck. About as much clutter as any rudder and one'd still have the retraction.Not very suitable for any boat with a low back end, though,
Conjecture, but there probably is a bunch of waste space in that upper/over housing and just possibly with judicious use of a hack saw one could make it an inch or 2 lower.
(edited to add: I might have missed something here: I wonder if difficulty sealing the retract rope aperature is why the skeg housing is kept so high? Will water infiltrate? Or if not, there might be an awkward hollow rudder shaft setup. This is all conjecture, as I'm not understanding a clean resolution with a 'rope' retract.)