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foot steering

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Created by kennatt 6 months ago, 11 Dec 2017
kennatt
25 posts
11 Dec 2017 3:27PM
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Anyone got a photo of a foot steering set up on a blokart

bryan
WA, 117 posts
7 Jan 2018 10:01AM
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This works well, need a washer on the plastic collar to stop the pin gouging it with the pressure of your feet pushing it into it









GeoffSobering
59 posts
10 Jan 2018 1:19AM
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Looks nice.
I'd have made the steering shaft long enough to rotate in the mast-base bushing to help support it on the upper end.

Cheers,

Geoff S.

GeoffSobering
59 posts
13 Jan 2018 12:45AM
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Perfect timing!

One of our local sailors tore his bicep recently (not sailing!).
We were talking earlier this week and I showed him your photos.
Foot steering may help him get back to sailing a bit sooner.

Cheers,

Geoff S.

kennatt
25 posts
15 Jan 2018 11:09PM
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Yes that's what I tried but found my foot was hitting on the original foot rail ,before I got full lock on,may try a shorter bar

bryan
WA, 117 posts
20 Jan 2018 2:28PM
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The size of my steering footbar works well, don't need support at the mast base. Used this model for about 10 years, works well, a bit twitchy over 90 kph though. Maybe better response times using hand steering than foot steering as hands are closer to the brain than feet.



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