Why should I give you feedback if you
are going to censor it - good system
but not totally compatible with Focus
155 - drop in pin with no anchor falls
out when being transported on side if
not secured by bungee.
Installation was easy (found a youtube video that showed everything
step by step).
I like the idea of the way the pedals work, but I personally have a bit of
an issue pressing them. Not sure if it is an ergonomic issue with the
design of my kayak (crappy homemade job), bad adjustment on my
part, or just a pedal design that needs some tweeking. It just seems like
I can't quite rotate my foot enough to press them all the way.
But like I said, that might be something going on on my part, and maybe
I can figure out how to make it a bit better (though it does work OK as-
Otherwise, this kit is great, but make sure you also order the tubing kit.
For some reason it is NOT included, and word on the streets is that other
brands of tubing wont work with these cables.
This is the best system on the
market! It covers a wide range
of attachment syles and the kit
I purchased fit my Eddyline
Whisperlight tandem perfectly.
I added the Vertical
Adjustment kit so that my wife
can use the peddles with her
small feet. The cable
adjustment doesn't require
swadging and easily tuned for
proper tension. Also, the spring
tension to deploy the rudder is
adjustable and easy to raise
when going over rocks or
landing. Worth every penny I
spent on this great design.
ACK shipped the item very
quickly, as usual. The kit
installed pretty well on my
Perception Search 13, but I did
have to do some some minor
modifications to the
installation. Once installed the
rudder worked perfectly and
did a great job of stabilizing
the kayak in the wind. I think
I will order the larger blade
which I think might give me
even more control and
Very well made system and fairly
Fit perfectly,easy to install,
I installed the Smart Track in
my Ultimate 12. ACK provided a
bracket for the Ultimates
rudder system and with a very
slight and easy modification
it's a perfect marriage
between the Ultimate and the
Smart Track. I've put the
Smart Track thru the test,
I've hit it on trees, stumps,
rocks, dragged it across limbs
and everything in the lake,
with no problems. The rudder
is extremly easy to raise if
you need to. Smart Track has
handled every wind that I've
been in and I've been out a
couple of times when I should
have stayed home. ACK was very
helpful with this custom
install. Worth every penny.
This is my first rudder. Very
easy to install, My kayak is
light and sets high in the
water, wind is a broblem, and
so is the tide, kayak tracks
very staight with no wind or
tide that,s very seldem. I did
a lot of reserch on the
internet and it defintely pade
off. I got the best rudder kit
on the market. Love it.
Works great on an Old Town Dirigo Tandem. The
vertical adjustment kit is definitely worth the
money for helping with placement of the control
rails. Also get the cable tubing kit for new
Ernesto Gómez Vallejo
Excelente, envío rápido a Europa.
El kit es de gran calidad y muy fácil de instalar
aún siendo universal, para diferentes modelos.
Yo lo he instalado en un Kayak marca Nova Artic 1
que viene con pre instalación y ha quedado perfecto.
This rudder rocks. I had a larger rudder by Yakima on a 14.5 Perception Carolina. It had a quite a bit of drag and I eventually broke a cable. I switched to this rudder and it has much less drag. I hardly notice it in the water. The rudder was easy to install. I also used the vertical adjustment kit and it helped with pedal placement. The toe pedals are great and you alway have a solid footrest regardless if the rudder in in or out, left or right. There are rods connected to the pedal so you can adjust where the pedal is (i.e. fore or aft), right from the cockpit without reaching down. It is right next to your thigh. I used the existing holes on my kayak to mount the vertical adjustment kit. It helped get the pedal lower to keel as I short and have smaller feet. The vertical adjustment kit is a good investment and made the whole intallation easy. Austin Kayak was also great as I wasn't sure what size pin I needed. Overall Austin Kayak was great and so is the rudder.
This installed very quickly and is great!! Order the vertical adjustment kit.