I have purchased my first kayak. It has a rudder controlled with foot pedals. However, the cables are a little too long... I can hardly turn the rudder without stretching my let and tiptoeing. I think all I need to do is cut the cable from the crimp that attaches it to the rudder housing, shorten the cable a bit, and recrimp and attach to housing. Problem is, I can find NO WHERE to purchase the crimps! I live over an hour from any kayak dealer/big box that might sell these. Is there anywhere I can order the crimps? Thanks!!
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Can you move the seat forward?|
Posted by: Celia on Feb-21-13 11:49 AM (EST)
Can you move the seat to a position further forward? And am I correct in assuming that you already have the foot pedals set as close to you as possible?
Have you adjusted the foot pedals?|
Posted by: mintjulep on Feb-21-13 12:34 PM (EST)
Typically the foot pedals can be adjusted on the slide rail.
hardware stores that sell cable|
Posted by: CapeFear on Feb-21-13 1:33 PM (EST)
From the OP, I think the problem|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Feb-21-13 2:55 PM (EST)
Posted by: Celia on Feb-22-13 8:14 AM (EST)
Most hardware stores carry them|
Posted by: jackl on Feb-21-13 3:05 PM (EST)
I just bought some a few weeks ago at an ACE hardware.
Posted by: Teriland on Feb-21-13 4:38 PM (EST)
The seat is not movable.
Posted by: mintjulep on Feb-21-13 4:49 PM (EST)
There is almost always a way to adjust the pedal position on the track.
cutting the cable|
Posted by: Jaybabina on Feb-22-13 7:42 AM (EST)
Posted by: harry0244 on Feb-22-13 11:32 AM (EST)
Can you just pull the cables back and put an extra crimp on to hold in a shorter position? If so you have an option if you make it just a bit too short.
Just a Suggestion|
Posted by: Seadddict on Feb-22-13 1:09 PM (EST)
As Celia mentioned in her first post, stating the make & model of your boat will help the folks here in making useful suggestions as other problems/questions arise (and they will). Posting a photo can be a huge help in getting a solution.