The Ocean Kayak Tetra 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 Tetra Rudder Kit is the factory rudder kit from Ocean Kayak. Complete with instructions. This rudder kit will fit the Tetra series of kayaks model years 2009 - 2012. If you have a 2013 model or newer, you need the Universal Rudder Kit. Call our customer service team if you have questions about which rudder is right for your boat.
The rudder was easy enough to install, people with a moderate ability will have not problems. Take care and verify all pieces necessary to install the rudder are included in the kit, mine was missing hardware. The rear access hatch was not necessary for the install, might make it a tiny bit easier, but use your discretion, if you really don't need it, why put another hole in your Yak. Other than that, the rudder makes it so much better to get around!
Works Great on my Ocean 10 Ft Tetra. Just wish the directions on paper and online were more specific to my Kayak. Common Sense and take your time can get you thru it. I did not use rivits however.