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.
In addition to the video, a step by step paper instruction would have really helped. Now the video: Very surprised by the poor quality and no verbal help, only music. All your other videos are almost overkill but this one stinks! This led to me putting the pedals on before the springs, then when I realized my mistake I couldn't get the pedal off. I called in for help, but once again, normally good phone help was bad. Person had no idea what to do. I ended up figuring it out myself. Got 2 flat head screw drivers, inserted them in the axel the pedal sits on, and walked the pedal off. Still not sure how to set and adjust rudder cables, or even how to use them. Hope I get better results next product I buy. Haven't used this yet so I'll get a 1 rating for installation instructions.
A must have on the lure 13.5, keeps the kayak tracking straight in chop and the toe controls are easy to use.