Rudder removal

I have a Tsunami 145 and was curious as how hard it would be to remove the rudder? All the thing does is get in the way. I used it once to test it and have never used it again. The rudder is labeled as “the blade” and is attached to my movable feet pegs. It has a pulley sysyem to raise and lower it.

I also would like to know about reattaching it if I decide to sell this kayak.


I removed the rudder from my Necky
Looksha Sport. Mostly it was a matter of unscrewing, detaching the cables, pulling the cables out, and sealing the cable holes. Then I removed the foot pedals and installed some aftermarket solid foot braces.

I have not considered replacing the rudder. When I am done with the boat, it will be junked.