The Hobie Large Rudder Blade for the Pro Angler is a large rudder blade designed by Hobie specifically for Pro Angler kayaks. Consider upgrading your Pro Angler rudder if you want better control in choppy or windy conditions of if you tend to overload the bow of your kayak. The Large Pro Angler Rudder Blade is longer than the traditional rudder blade so it will require some special handling when loading and transporting your boat. If you've experienced poor steering performance on your Pro Angler, the large rudder blade will give you that extra control you need.
this should be standard on all Pro anglers. get this, it will help you steer faster and in harsh conditions you get caught in. i got caught in a storm coming in and was not able to steer pretty much (5 sec to respond) eventually i ended up flipping over on my 2014 (14ft) pro angler. the standard rudder does not do the job in rough conditions. that being said, this was stormy weather and i got caught in it coming in, but having a larger rudder would have been BETTER i ended up losing about $500 worth of stuff and it took me until this date 9/8/14 (i think thats todays date) to replace what i lost. get it, it is a safety issue!
After installing the ruder upgrade I was absolutely amazed how much better the tracking and even the turning was improved. I fish in lakes and the bays the constant wake and waves are si much easier to navigate because of the larger ruder defiantly worth the money.