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SmartTrack Rudder Kit - Tail Mount - Medium Pin
$219.00
 
SmartTrack Rudder Kit - Tail Mount - Medium Pin
$219.00
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ACK Review: The Smarttrack rudder kit is perfect for your taller kayakers because the toe pegs are fixed in place far enough to allow for maximum room.
Customer Rating: 4.8 of 5
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Customer Reviews

Reviewer:
Richard S.
Rating:
5
Date:
6/20/2015
Review:
I purchased this kit for our WS Pamlico 145 tandem, which gets a bit squirrelly in our mostly tide-current swept local waters. ACK shipped fast and the rpice was very cometitive. I was attracted by the materials used in construction as well as the NACA airfoil section and shape of the rudder blade. It's a very efficient design and the tandem size offers a balanced design to minimize drag and create some lift. I've been a sailor for more than 40 years, doing all my own maintenance, so while this was not a super-easy install, it wasn't really very difficult for me, especially as the kayak was set up for the mid-pin tail mount already. Only a few holes had to be drilled, but having installed through-hulls in a fibreglass sailboat, drilling in polyethylene was no biggie. I would just stress: measure at least twice and mark and use a centerpunch to start the drill bit, before drilling. Fibreglass can be patched and repaired, but not so much, poly. I needed to purchase both the tubing kit and the stern bracket. The bracket is not included despite the listing copy indicating all mounting hardweare is included. I was especially pleased witht he footblock, toe-activated rudder pedals' design and the ingenious, cool wedgies thingies for attaching the rudder cables to the rudder quadrant control arms. I'm looking forward to our first ruddered launch, very soon!
Reviewer:
Chris
Rating:
5
Date:
8/2/2009
Review:
This was my second rudder kit, first was on a Dirigo 160T and this was for a Pelican 120. Both kits were easy to install, instructions were not that helpful but no problems figuring it out and they are great in the windy days.
Reviewer:
Keith
Rating:
5
Date:
7/25/2008
Review:
Purchased for a Wilderness Systems Sealution XL. Excellent fit. Much better design than stock rudder. Kick up feature (one rope/balanced design) is much appreciated.
Reviewer:
Kevin Marvel
Rating:
4
Date:
2/2/2008
Review:
I haven't had time to install this yet on my cedar strip kayak, but the quality of construction is very clear right out of the box. The instructions are easy to understand and I am looking forward to getting this high-tech system installed soon.
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