The Smarttrack Foil Rudder Blade is the replacement blade for the Smart Track rudder system. The molded rudder blade is foil shaped so water moves across with less turbulence. Compare to ordinary flat aluminum blades, this design reduces drag and significantly increases turning efficiency. When not in use, its slim profile also exposes less surface area to crosswind drag. Available in two sizes for single and tandem kayaks.
|Large - Tandem or SOT †||ST3831|
|Small - Single/Solo †||ST3830|
The rudder was of good quality and installed neatly in my homemade rudder holder. I used if for a first 5 mile paddle on the spring flood waters with great advantage, compared to the smaller rudder that was inadequate for my single 15' kayak.
I like the design and function of this rudder system but have only used my kayak three times and the spring in the rudder blade broke. Will buy another blade and see if it happens again.
Replacement springs are available free of charge, just drop us a line!
I put a small sail on my kayak and this larger rudder was really a helpful upgrade. SmartTrack is the best!
Great help in kayak control -- well put together product that I added to my Native Ultimate.