Trip Report: Broken rudder at Mentone

Many sea kayakers would argue that you don’t need a rudder at all – so we weren’t too worried when G-Man’s rudder broke off his Point 65N XP18 only 2km out of Mentone this morning. Conditions were good and he has a skeg as well so we removed the dangling rudder and completed our 30km session with no problems.

That's not where the rudder belongs
That’s not where the rudder belongs

While G-Man’s hi-vis vest makes him easy to see – he looks like a sumo wrestler with his PFD and Camelback underneath.

The rudder stock sheared clean off
The rudder stock sheared clean off
We finished the trip with a short rolling session.
We finished the trip with a short rolling session.
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