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  A rudder is actually useful on some
  Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-13-14 3:27 PM (EST)

canoes and a Canak would sure benefit from having one available. I have a rudder on my Monarch and with the strong cross currents in the Everglades it has come in handy to lessen work on curvy tidal streams. The Monarch is quite maneuverable for a seventeen foot boat: ie it WILL do a 180 with a duffek with rudder up and the rudder aids in tracking.

You don't have to use it but to have a rudder as an option would make the Canak more useful to more people. For sure you don't need it for BWCA trips.

Like Glenn on lake to lake trips I prefer to kneel. A standard solo canoe works best for me. However we had some six hour stretches in the boat last week with no shore access in the Everglades. Sitting was fine and I think that the Canak would be a nice Glades boat..especially if it had a rudder!

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