Insulation instructions (pdf) are messed up, better instruction on the
universal rudder kit page or work your way through the video guide.
Haven't had it out on the water yet, but it feels a but stiff for deploying
and lifting. Have to pull pretty hard on the line. All parts fit nicely and
seems like a good design overall. Looking forward to trying it out.
Works great so far. Very pleased with the way the rudder performs.
Works really well down wind.
Tacking is somewhat limited but
does seem to work OK with wind
direction up to about +/- 60
degrees from the rear
Assembly instructions could have
been better. Once installed
Now that I have one its next best
thing slice bread, works great
I went with the rudder option when I ordered my
Trident 13 so I didn't have to deal with installation, but
I really don't know how I got by in my other yaks
without a rudder. I love this thing and definitely
recommend it if you are serious about kayaking.
Fast shipping Easy to install.
works good for what I needed it
Installation wasnt very difficult. The
up down line didnt work
well with included hardware so I used
the double pad eyes
instead of the pad eyes included.
Works great now the line
doesnt bind now. Would be an
improvement to include the
double eye pads make it 5 stars with
Perfect addition to my T 13 .
Rudder kit makes a big
difference when paddling in the
river systems,lakes .
Fairly easy install except for the fact that
foot pedal brackets do not line up with the
on the OK Prowler 15T, so you have to drill out
new holes in the bracket. Other then that the
install was fairly straight foward. Makes a
difference paddling through strong currents and
chop of Long Islands bays
John from MD
Man, I dont know how I got by
without a rudder on my Trident
13 for so long!
As for the kit, if I wasnt a
licensed mechanic, I would
have had some issues. The
instructions are not the best
and I advise searching the net
for other installation videos
done by private owners.
The pivot bushing for the
rudder was cut with a pipe
cutter and was too long. It
caused the rudder to drag when
extending or retracting. I
was able to trim it to size.
Additionally, the rudder bolt
was 1 inch too long and had to
be cut. I also used the
existing foot pads by drilling
a hole for the bungee and
inserting the movable pads for
the locking pads that came
with the yak. This was easier
to do than drilling a new
mounting hole for the shorter
pad rails that are supplied
with the kit. OC should allow
for this and sell the kit
without the short rails for
yaks that have existing rails.
It was easier than making one
from scratch so I give it