The Wilderness Systems BTS Rudder Kit helps you gain control and efficiency in wind or fast current. The Wilderness Systems BTS Rudder Kit is the factory rudder for the Wilderness Systems Tarpon and Pamlico Series kayaks produced between 2009 - 20114 and Ride series kayaks produced between 2006 - 2014 with cable tubing already installed. This kit includes all the necessary parts, hardware, and instructions to install a rudder on your boat. The Rudder Ready Kit will not fit 2015 model year kayaks, you will need the Course Control rudder.
The Wilderness Systems BTS Rudder Kit is a great kit and smooth installation. Instructions cover a number of different models so is a bit confusing. Took a couple hours and now have much better control. great addition to my Tarpon 140.
I'm not a fan of this rudder it has a vibration it when going straight and all the bolts have been check for tight. So that being said it almost always stays up and dry.
Great rudder system. Very easy installation. Instructions would benefit from graphics / iliustrations.
Ordered this with my Tarpon 140. Al the components are well made. ACK did most of the install. All I had to do was bolt the assembly to the stern of the boat when the shipment arrived at my home. Only complaint is that the ends of the foot peg sliders are kinda sharp on my calves. As far as function - I love it: Effortlessly make straight paddles across the lake. Fine tune your drift to position the boat for the perfect cast. I even figured out how to use it as a brake while keeping the boat straight when using the paddle on the opposite side.