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TOPIC: Jackson Cuda 14 Rudder Installation

Jackson Cuda 14 Rudder Installation 1 year 5 months ago #1

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I have a brand new Cuda 14, and I ordered the rudder kit today. I didn't get the boat with the rudder ... dummy me! Oh well, I plan to install the kit myself. If there are any "experienced" with this task, please give me some pointers!! I could use all the help I can get!

Thanks so much!
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I'm anxious to see how this works out for you. I to bought a couple of Cudas without rudders as well. I plan to order them and install them myself. Where did you order the rudder from? Jackson?
Two Jackson Kayaks CUDA 12s, Limon & Orange
Wellcraft 232 Coastal

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Jackson Cuda 14 Rudder Installation 1 year 5 months ago #3

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I am anxious to see how it works out for me too! I have never installed one, so this is a first! If anyone that has done it would tell me what NOT to do, I would greatly appreciate their post!
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Mine came with one.. I am sure it cant be too hard.. I would guess the hardest part would be routing the bungeed cord that lowers the rudder. The cables should be pretty self explanatory along with the foot sliders.

Dont forget to adjust the cables so they are taught. there are little metal clips on the end where they will attack to the rudder "wings" which are the pounts of adjustment. The bracket just screws on the back and the rudder slides in the little holes and is secured using snaps. I can take some up close pitures of mine if that helps..

Just tell me what you want


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Jackson Cuda 14 Rudder Installation 1 year 5 months ago #5


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Can't wait to see the process of attaching the rudder. I am currently saving up to buy one and am very curious about the rudder.
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Jackson Cuda 14 Rudder Installation 1 year 5 months ago #6

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I will take anything I can get at this point. I am going in blind.
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Volume9, Did you order it from Jackson?
Two Jackson Kayaks CUDA 12s, Limon & Orange
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Jackson Cuda 14 Rudder Installation 1 year 5 months ago #8

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No, I ordered it through my dealer that sold me my boat. I see your Wellcraft image! I used to work for Wellcraft in Sarasota, Florida almost 20 years ago!
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Here's a video of a rudder install on a Big Tuna, it should pretty much be the same process. The only real difference will be the places where holes are drilled, they'll look a lil different on the Cuda. Pay attention to the included destructions.

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Jackson Cuda 14 Rudder Installation 1 year 5 months ago #10

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Thanks so much! That video was extremely helpful.
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