Expedition Model Foot Rudder_130430
Foot Rudder Assembly and Operation for Expedition Models
Identify Parts: Locate and identify all the parts shown in “Foot Rudder Components”
Remove the hairpin
clips from the rudder
post and add the nylon
washer to the post.
Insert the post through
the two holes in the
stern rudder mount,
which is already
attached to the boat.
Replace the hairpin clip.
Foot Rudder Components
Rudder Blade Assembly with
Lift Line and Rudder Post
Installed Foot Rudder
Installed Foot Rudder
Install Foot Pedal:
Install the foot pedal and foot pedal post into the aluminum brackets found on
crossframe (4 for Greenland II, A for Yukon). Begin by depressing the snap button on
the flat end of the foot pedal post and inserting it through the top aluminum bracket.
Foot Pedal Installation
Next, slip the foot pedal onto the foot pedal post from the bottom and move it up into a
position between the two snap buttons in the center of the post. Any of the holes in the
foot pedal can be used, depending on the height of the paddler, and it can be rotated
180 degrees to maximize the adjustment capability. Be sure that the clam cleats that are
mounted to the foot pedal are on top when
Foot Pedal Cutout
NOTE: There is a small cutout in the foot
pedal holes that allow the rivet head to pass
through. Also note that the foot pedal post for
the Greenland II is designed set up for the
rear paddler to control the foot rudder.
Three lines are provided: two rudder control lines and one lift line (with red threading).
The lift line comes attached and this line is used for positioning the rudder blade in or
out of the water.
Tie a control line to each side of the rudder blade assembly. Run the ends of the two
rudder control lines through the holes in the rear washboard and into the cockpit. Run
the control lines through the black nylon guides riveted on each side of the crossframe
(crossframe 5 for Greenland II, crossframe B for Yukon).
Run the ends of the control lines through the small holes in the ends of the foot pedal,
from the bottom up, to the clam cleat mounted adjacent to the holes. Pull the slack out
of the control lines through these holes and then run the lines through the clam cleats to
hold in position. These lines can be adjusted simultaneously to center the rudder blade
when the foot pedal is also centered.
Take the end of the rudder lift line to the cockpit area and practice the motion necessary
to cause the rudder blade to retract from the water and move onto the deck. The same
motion is required to move the rudder blade from the deck into the water. We
recommend putting a loop in the end of the line and placing the loop over a star knob.