The Harmony Universal Rudder Kit helps you gain control and efficiency in wind or fast current. The Harmony Universal Rudder Kit is the factory rudder for the Wilderness Systems kayaks that do not have the rudder tubing already installed.
Great rudder exactly as explained and came with plenty of extra parts to adapt to almost anything.
Rudder works good when in the water. Hard to open/close with rope and tabs provided. Would not work at all after going in the ocean with them and had to take them apart and clean them out as they were stuck with sand in them. The foot stops came off completely and had to be replaced then had to install a screw to stop them from coming off again. No big deal but it cost me $40 to replace them and they really shouldn't come off at all but you can just about blow them off with your breath.
(ACK is the greatest!) Read the instructions, then read them again. It all works. Installation would be easier on a raised bench, but working on the garage floor got it done. Lay out all the screws and bolts; some of the length differences are small. I had to buy two longer screws to fit my boat, Lowe's has a good selection of stainless screws. Something to keep the pedals from sliding back off the rails would be a good addition. The rudder made a huge difference in handling the wind that seems to blow every time I am on the water.
Bought this for my Heritage Angler 14 kayak that I got at another sports outlet (did not know that ACK was located in Houston). It fits and adapted fairly easy to it with tons of spare parts. In fact with enough spare parts to make an anchor trolley with the small addition of a stainless clasp (about $3.00) and some cord. I was able to use the plastic rudder mount because the Heritage already has the right screw holes for it. The plastic tubing was the hardest thing to do with the kit and I had to use a riveter to mount the rudder holder because of lack of access. I used a coat hanger straightened out to run the tubing as suggested by ACK and it worked pretty good. Even then there are still a lot of unused parts. The rudder works great, even better than I anticipated. I believe this can be adapted to whole range of kayaks.