The Ocean Kayak Trident Rudder Kit allows you to gain more control and achieve better efficiency in wind or fast currents. If you paddle in windy conditions or moving water, adding a rudder to your kayak will make your paddling experience so much more enjoyable. The Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident Rudder Kit is the factory rudder kit from Ocean Kayak. Complete with instructions. This rudder kit will fit the Trident series model years 2009 - 2012 and older. If you have a 2013 model or newer, you need the Universal Rudder Kit. Call our customer service team if you have questions about which rudder is right for your boat.
The rudder system makes it!
Installation wasnt very difficult. The up down line didnt work well with included hardware so I used the double pad eyes instead of the pad eyes included. Works great now the line doesnt bind now. Would be an improvement to include the double eye pads make it 5 stars with that.
Insulation instructions (pdf) are messed up, better instruction on the universal rudder kit page or work your way through the video guide. Haven't had it out on the water yet, but it feels a but stiff for deploying and lifting. Have to pull pretty hard on the line. All parts fit nicely and seems like a good design overall. Looking forward to trying it out.
Works great so far. Very pleased with the way the rudder performs.