The Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Rudder Kit allows you to gain more control and achieve better efficiency in wind or fast currents. If you paddle in windy conditions or moving water, adding a rudder to your kayak will make your paddling experience so much more enjoyable. The Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Rudder Kit is the factory rudder kit from Ocean Kayak and fits Prowler 15 kayaks model year 2005 and newer. Complete with instructions.
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It's a must have if you're planning on going anywhere that's windy! Very easy to install. A lot of people complained how hard it was to pull up the rudder. I actually reversed my rope install and set the clamp and eye to the right side of my yak. Sooo easy to pull up and down the rudder!!!!
Everything was included and instructions were clear enough. The slide rails for the foot pedals were oversize and I was surprised when I got in the yak and discovered how they pressed against my legs, I think it should be downsized and much narrower so they don't stick out of their assigned space A good designer will modify it till its right, did he quit in the middle of the development? I wish I could revise this assembly. Everything worked reasonably well.
It was easy to install and helps a great deal in either windy conditions or in large waves. It was especially useful getting to the beach through the breakers by helping keep the kayak perpendicular to the waves. It would be even better if the rudder was bigger. I also installed a sail on the kayak which over powered the rudder.
Rudder works great even with molded foot rests