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Wilderness Systems BTS Rudder Kit - Rudder Ready
MSRP:  $279.99
$199.99
 
Wilderness Systems BTS Rudder Kit - Rudder Ready
MSRP:  $279.99
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ACK Review: The next generation rudder for your Wilderness boats just got better. This kit includes everything you need for whatever the year your kayak is from. This makes this kit so much easier to install.
Customer Rating: 4.0 of 5
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Customer Reviews

Reviewer:
DMag
Rating:
5
Date:
8/13/2010
Review:
We bought two Tsunami 145s with rudders and took the advice of several bloggers and didn't use the rudders until we had learned to maneuver without them. These boats track well and don't really need rudders except in windy conditions or, as we found out last weekend, when we're taking our retriever along in the rear hatch. Leaning to turn with the dog in the back isn't a good idea, so the rudders were very helpful in that situation. We've been on several local lakes and on the lower Cumberland River with no complaints. The rudders had been pre-installed apart from bolting them to the stern, which was easily done. Great system, great price and the ACK transaction went very smoothly.
Reviewer:
Val
Rating:
3
Date:
8/9/2010
Review:
I bought the kit for my Wilderness Systems Pamlico 160T (tandem) kayak. The installation is relatively simple, but the written instructions are plainly poor. No pictures, no diagrams and all the models are covered in each installation step. There is a video on the web, which is a lot more useful than the written instructions. The kit comes with lots and lots of hardware, but relatively little stuff is used for any particular model. The rest is for you to keep as a bonus for buying an overpriced item. Once installed it made a huge difference in how the Kayak handles. It needs some maintenance if you're planning to use it in sandy water. The send gets trapped in the rudder's mechanism and prevents it from moving freely. After cleaning it it works great again.
Reviewer:
Hayden
Rating:
5
Date:
7/23/2010
Review:
Easy to use, great for traversing open water with wind. No problems in lowering or raising the when necessary.
Reviewer:
re2camp
Rating:
5
Date:
7/20/2010
Review:
The rudder is a god send. When floating with the wind it really allows me to control my direction allowing me to spend more time fishing and less time paddling to make wind corrections.
Reviewer:
Magilla Gorilla
Rating:
4
Date:
6/28/2010
Review:
Seems smoother to operate than the older rudder, very easy install.
Reviewer:
J.R.Escamilla
Rating:
5
Date:
6/17/2010
Review:
A must have. I had three other yaks without rudders. I was missing out. Everyone must have a rudder.
Reviewer:
Tyler
Rating:
1
Date:
5/5/2010
Review:
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.
Reviewer:
Steven Campbell
Rating:
5
Date:
4/8/2010
Review:
The Wilderness Systems BTS Rudder Kit was easy to install and is working great. No problems!
Reviewer:
kayakmike
Rating:
4
Date:
10/3/2009
Review:
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.
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