- Jan 8, 2008
I'm wondering.. is it a faux pas to use a rudder of your rudder equipped sea kayak for touring/paddling in nice, big straight paths? I notice lots of people buying boats with rudders and leaving this giant wind catching device sticking up near the back of their boat rather than using it in such conditions, and then they wonder why their boat reacts to weather so strangely. I'm sure there's lots of opinion on this... Right now I'm deploying it whenever the wind picks up to control weathercocking, but maybe I should be fighting it out with paddle control? I don't really know what the pros and cons are yet.