35th Wffc Bih 2015

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

Bonafide SS127 Rudder Install DIY – Part 2 Rudder Mount and Hookup

Bonafide SS127 Rudder Install DIY – Part 2 Rudder Mount and Hookup


all right so here’s the deal
trying to think through this and I got an idea what I’m gonna do but basically
you know won’t put this rudder on I don’t think bonafide has released a
rudder kit yet I didn’t see it on their website anyway but the rudder I got from
Amazon like it said is only like 30 bucks or so and I think it’ll do what I
want and it comes ready to mount in the hole like this in the kayak however this
is too thick for that rudder the thickness here is too thick for that
rudder so I need to mount something on here and I’m trying to go long-term with
this I do want to put a trolling motor my trolling motor on here you love to
have those motorcycles come down the road when I’m filming what is up with
that so anyway I bitch I want to put be able to put a trolling motor on here and
be able to go back and forth between a rudder trolling motor or nothing so I
want to be easy and so I want to leave not use these four bolt holes because
I’m thinking that’s probably where the mount for a trolling motors can end up
going so what I thought that’s what I’ll do is I’ll utilize this space because
it’s recessed down a little bit below where these wrap and my thinking is
looking first type some type of plastic material and I just picked up this
cutting board at Walmart for cheap and what I think I’m going to do with this
cutting board now is cut out a pattern that’s in the shape of just this recess
right here and basically put a hole in it but make it come to about right here
so it’s going to just lay flat in this spot right here and drill a hole put a
bolt through here just to hold it down and I think just with one bolt through
this piece of plastic cutting board I’m gonna have right here one ball through
that sitting inside here is going to keep it from pivoting inside this groove
plus it’ll still be flat here and then behind it what I’m probably going to do
is if I’m gonna have a lot of cutting board left I’ll probably cut some other
pieces to laminate together so it’s thicker at this piece right here then I
drill a hole in that and be able to mount my trolling motor through this
that’s one where the rudder through this my thinking at that point then is
possibly whenever I do my trolling motor that I can leave this in place and
simply just pop the pin pull the rudder out unhook the cables that I’m gonna
have from it and then go ahead and put the trolling
motor mount which will utilize these four bolt holes and some type of
platform to hold it here and it’ll just sit right on top of this male that’s
kind of what I’m thinking right now so that’s what we’re gonna try I’m gonna
cut a pattern here and cut it out on the bandsaw shape it up and now probably you
didn’t have much color choices I’ll probably paint this thing maybe
black or maybe orange to match the trim who knows but that’s what I’m thinking
right now so we’re gonna see how this works all right I basically got some
paper made a little template that little back hatch on the kayak there so this
this represents the back edge if I’m gonna come out a little further because
once I drill my hole there I’m have to drill another hole this this holes for
the original hole that’s gonna basically use for a bolt to bolt this piece in
place I’ll draw another hole for the rotor to sit into but it’s got to come
back far enough so that the rotor can spin without hitting the bolt did
something holding this this piece in place we’re go ahead get this cut and go
from there all right now we’re going to use the
sander to clean this thing up a little bit and then we’ll see we’ll test our
fit and use the sander to kind of get it to fit well before we go on to the next
step not sure the width is gonna look like
this doesn’t feel like it’s marking very well actually the second mark rather
well don’t you think all right so measure this hole here three-eighths
it’s a three inch honey that’s what I meant to say three inches off let’s go
just three years old all right I got my initial piece cut
right in the slot here got my hole lined up
it’s a 3/8 3/8 inch hole so what I’ve got is a 3 3 and a 1/2 inch 3/8 bolt
I’ve just got a rubber gasket if you will in a washer through there on the
bottom I got a wah-wah rubber gasket into the washer and a locking nut and and tighten this up bolt it in place
it’s very sturdy firm it’s not going anywhere
I feel good about this feel like it’s a good fit but this line here represents
the actual back plane of the boat edge but what I realized after looking at
this is obviously I’m built this to drill a hole further back to put this in
but the issue is I’m too close to that when a turn is going to hit the bolt and
I won’t be able to turn so I want to come back to about with a center line is
to drill the hole and that should give me full radius turns here for the rudder
so you know get a good measurement on that to drill this hole but one thing I
also want to do because I do have a long shank here and right now I’ve just got
one layer this is kind of thin so what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna mark out on
the bottom here the outline of this around the shape of the kayak here and
what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna use the excess cutting board and I’m going to
cut out probably two more layers of this here just to laminate together with this
to make it a little thicker before I drill this hole so I’m gonna cut those
out glue all this together make it a little give it a little thickness to it
and then once that’s done I’ll get it trimmed up and probably paint the whole
thing black so it kind of matches the boat drill the next hole and go from
there okay so I’ve got the center of this hole
marked two and 1/16 inches from the center of my first hole which goes to
the existing hole in the and the bonafide as this 127 and there’s the
hole that we’re gonna drill for the rudder to go into the rudder that I got came with a
bushing it was attached on the shaft here and said the chef is too short for
the original bonafide so I went ahead and put the bushing inside my piece
right here which I’ve made thicker and I’m gonna go ahead slide a set I’m gonna
get this mounted in place go from there it’s pretty solid right there very good
got a couple little things to think about here
rotors gonna drop in here like this mmm turn this thing the only thing I was
looking at was sort of design you also put the pin here to keep from popping
out there’s a little cotter pin inside the shaft and push it Bend that out
we’re done but the only thing I was thinking about here is our holes on this
rudder right here and the way this mounts even on the regular kayak that’s
flat here you know you’re gonna come across three nuts kind of flat so it’s
almost like I need to put a spacer and washer and lift this up just a little
bit so that I’ve got some room for wire to attach here so that it can go back
and forth in either direction all right now with this rudder just sitting here
to test this out I feel like this hull should have come
back a little further closer to the edge to give me more of a turning radius
until this hits and so what I’m going to do is I’m actually going to take off
maybe a quarter of an inch of this backside and then repaint this and
that’ll bring it a little closer to where I think it needs to be they’ll
give me more of a turn that I need to have so we’re gonna do that and then
take a look at this after that so it looks like alright so basically this is
what I ended up fabricating this is the underside of it just it’s that cutting
board that we used just fabric in several layers of it glued it together
cut it out made some modifications to kind of get to fit I wanted to let’s go
ahead and mount this in place now and basically now our rudder I’m just
putting this washer on just to give a little elevation cuz whatever reason
they’ve got this design where this is kind of lays flat and this is where your
attachments are and so I’m still kind of thinking that with the rivet basically
that I go in there cotter pin in here I’ve been that out when I’m done but
basically we’ve got almost 90 degrees able to turn this rudder now
so the next piece got to do is run my cables and get that hooked up to the
pedals there’s also be a uh there’ll be a rope
it’s been attached on here so that you can lift this out of the water from up
here by just this rope attachment to pull this up if you need to do that but
the next piece I got to figure is how to get a test and it’s got these holes here
but you know it’s gonna bind right here as you’re turning so I’m not sure if I
need to flip something up to attach to here or if there’s enough I have to put
enough spacers in there to kind of lift this up a little bit I’m just not sure
so we’re gonna kind of figure that out and see if we got to do next but I think
the design of this is solid and it gets plenty of room for the row to go back
and forth and the other thing I like about this is what I’m hoping is that
I’m gonna use these four holes these 1/4 20 holes when I do a troller motor and
my thinking is I can just take my rudder off leave this in place and have my
mount for the tumbler just mount right over top this I’ll just have to drill a
little indention the end of the mount to set on this but I don’t have to take
this piece on and off so just a matter of dropping the rudder in unattached in
the cables and touch control another that’s my thinking
I’ve seen people use a lot thinner wire than this I’ve seen me use that Berkeley
Berkeley like 80 pound test fishing line that was nylon coated steel this is what
they had a home depot or lowes where I was out and so this one it fits inside
the tube that we ran right here so this is what fits inside
real smooth but there was already a hole pre-drilled in the steps here but it’s a
small hole right here so we need to dry that a little bigger for this wire
because this wire is too too big for that hole so to get the best way to do
that I took this off here just take these threads out give you a
decent angle that just pops right out and basic I’ve just drilled a hole
through here but be careful when you drill it cuz it is it is I mean it’s
pretty thick through there but it’s just a small thin layer here so just be real
careful when you do it and this drill bit is just size for that wire right
there but just want to just kind of go slow and do it real careful I can let
the drill it’s got to go the right direction first of all kind of just
watch the feed in get through the other side there reverse it out there we go
that’s good a bigger hole there yes it does perfect alright so we’re gonna get
these foot pedals put back on and we’ll get these situated mounted back in place
and go from there all right we’re gonna go ahead and run
our wire do our tubing now we’ve got over here don’t goes well she come out in the back
room there we go we have wire it’s the first
thing to do is we’re gonna what I’ve done here is I’ve got some turn buckles
and I’m basically gonna I decide to use the turn buckles because I didn’t know
when I put my wires on here I’ve had have too much slack or not and I figured
this back and adjust with the turnbuckles the tight enough attention
and basically I’ve got some small carabiners that we’re gonna hook the
cables to and that way I can unattach this from the from the rotor controls
okay which I just basically used to 50-pound hang a wire and wrap this on
there alright so anyway so this is what we’re gonna attach to right here alright
so basically I’ve got my wire running around the loop put it back in the
ferrule here okay so what I’ve done now is I’ve cut
the wire to the length going through my whole looped back around the ferrule and
basically I’ve got the rudder turned as far back in the other direction as
possible so that when I go forward with this is
when it’ll take it the other direction so I’m setting this one at this position
I’m gonna do the option you know do the same thing on the other pedal so I
haven’t fixed that that ferrule yet but basically since that’s as far is just
going to go in that direction we can go ahead and put the stop on and that will
say hindsight if I did this again smaller wire would be easier to work
with smaller Ferrell’s would be easier to work with as far as crimping is
concerned I got a crimp tool from Harbor Freight and it basically didn’t do worth
squat for me so I’m having to improvise and use my normal wire crimpers and and
then put them in a basically in a pair of pliers to try to crimp down tire than
what I need to be but get your stop on here first and try to get this on tight
enough and then I’m going to crimp this and then I’m going to crimp my Ferrell’s
I’ve got my stop where it needs to go now get my crimp set real quick now I’ve
got this front down got my wire stop in place and now this can slide back and
forth for me and we’re gonna do the other side and then we’ll show you what
it looks like when they’re both set but I can pull all the way to here and then
if you’ll notice just keep watching this puddle here so now we’re gonna do the
other side and get that stop down and and we’ll see how it feels when I’m in
the cockpit all right here you go it’s all hooked up I’m gonna have my lovely
assistant push on the right rudder and now push on the left rudder all right very very good
let’s do again push the right rudder and a left rudder
now get him even put the pedals even got them even and that looks good looks good
here guys looks very good so we’re getting it on the water test it out and
hopefully this thing will work well

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