The Feelfree Lure Rudder Kit is a SmartTrack Rudder Kit designed for the Feelfree Lure 11.5 and 13.5 kayaks. It combines fixed foot pegs with movable rudder pedals to give you more control and better performance when paddling your kayak. The rudder housing has a pin that installs through a vertical hole on the stern of the kayak and secures with a split ring. This kit includes toe controls that install on your existing foot pedals, so you don't have to remove your rails. Rudder kit will NOT fit the Lure 10.
Got my rudder kit for lure 11.5 , good price & fast shipping. But ack needs to update their youtube video & install instructions. Plus what`s those black rubber rectangle things for? Had to use pop rivets for uphaul cleat & feelfree must have discontinued a cable uphaul system as I just got a pad eye and paracord for that. Other than taking longer to install, I`m happy !!!
Although I have used rudders on other kayaks, this kit was not installer friendly, the peddle / toe control did not align with factory installed nuts nor mount correctly to the lure 11.5 properly. and the hardware sent for the rudder lift tie down were machine screws that you connot access the thread from the inside to install the nuts. Disappointed in the installation kit for the rudder and the price.
Good Product, Easy installation once you figure out how to install. The negative is there are no written instructions or diagram. You have to watch a youtube video over and over to see exactly how to install. Five stars if they included a printed diagram. ACK was a great company to do business with. Fast and accurate shipping.
I bought the rudder based on other Lure owners recommendations and I'm glad I did. I had just recently bought a like new but used 13.5 and installed the rudder before I had a chance to actually use the kayak. I fished a tournament a few days later. It was a very windy day, even for Kansas, and I could definitely tell the difference between my rudderless Ascend FS128t and the Lure. It tracked a lot straighter and made sharper turns and I was able to maintain a heading with a lot less effort. I watched the video a couple of times and the installation went well until it was time to install the cord for lifting and lowering the rudder. That turned out to be a bit of a struggle. After trying the first two suggestions unsuccessfully, I resorted to using the wire method. I used aluminum electric fence wire because it's what I had on hand. If I had to do it again, I would make the trip to the hardware store and buy a thinner diameter galvanized wire. I think it would have made the job easier. Overall, I think the rudder will be a good investment even if it's a bit pricey.