You don't want to find out that you did not do it right in the middle of a race or when you are a few miles offshore.
I have put quite a few of these together over the years and took some pictures to help others assemble it properly. Ask your dealer to do this for you if they know what to do, or you can do it yourself by following these steps.
Since I wrote this post, SIC has come out with this video on how to install the rudder, so watch this (in addition to checking the photos in this post) and you will have no trouble installing the rudder system.
|The SIC ASS- make sure you have all the parts|
|The SIC board will have cables installed for regular and goofy foot steering. Pull out the cable you don't need and save it in case you want to switch the steering in the future. The cable can be re-threaded later.|
|I find it easiest to attach the wheel to the rudder stem with the board upside down so the rudder can't drop out of the board. If you have it right side up, you will need someone to hold the rudder while you attach the wheel. Put the plastic washers on the rudder stem as spacers, then attach the wheel by screwing the bolt into the threaded hole in the rudder stem.|
|The sliding plate is placed under the tip or the steering arm in the shortest setting, then peel back the adhesive backing and stick down.|
Note: If you have to cut the rudder cable, use a SHARP wire cutter to avoid fraying of the cable.
All pau, for tips on how to tune the rudder, please visit this older post: