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
Came with all the required
parts and installation was
fairly easy, and I am by no
means a handy person! The
hardest part was cutting out
the center hatch because I
dont own a jig saw so I had to
hack away with a small hack
saw, not recommended. It got
the job done though.
This is by far the best
upgrade I have put on my
kayak, I really dont know how
I lived without it. I fish
out of my kayak and having a
rudder while under tow by a
good fish is really a
lifesaver because it lets you
steer away from rocks and
other obstacles without
picking up the paddle.
Very happy with rudder kit. A
must have on a larger yak.
Youtube made installation very
Every person I have ordered
from at Ack has been excellent!!
The item works well for after market product. I had to drill extra holes for the foot paddle to be able to screw in the kayak. Had to go to store buy extra items because a lot of items were missing it was to late to return in bcuz I drill holes in kayak and in paddles.Tubes were 1 half foot short,missing screws,washers etc.. had to order strap eyes also.
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.
Received Ocean Kayak Prowler 15 Rudder Kit promptly, installation was easy and works great. A must for every yaker.
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!!!!
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