The Feelfree Lure Beaver Tail Rudder Kit is a SmartTrack Rudder Kit designed for the Feelfree Lure 11.5 and 13.5 kayaks. It combines fixed foot pegs with movable rudder pedals to give you more control and better performance when paddling your kayak. The rudder housing has a pin that installs through a vertical hole on the stern of the kayak and secures with a split ring. This kit includes toe controls that install on your existing foot pedals, so you don't have to remove your rails. Rudder kit will NOT fit the Lure 10.
To be honest when I first took my feel free lure kayak out I was very disappointed. It is slow. Doesn't handle well. Zig zags when you paddle. It's impossible to sit straight long enough to even cast. By the end of the day you are ready to scream. My friends didn't believe me and were jealous of my new yak so I would even trade with them desperate to just get an easy paddle. Even they were ready to trade it in. I finally got the rudder hoping it would help and it's amazing I love my yak now. It's perfect. It paddles straight and turns on a dime. You should see the giant bass I've caught in the last couple trips! If you are buying the lure you NEED the rudder. Now my only complaint is that the lure doesn't come with it already. For the price and expectations the makers should know the struggles without it and it should be included. Other than that I wouldn't trade mine in for anything now. Mine is pink and it's so awesome that my boyfriend even begs me to let him take it out! GET THE LURE THEN THIS RUDDER. You won't be sorry. It's a great kayak for sure and the seat is by far the best on the market
Although I have used rudders on other kayaks, this kit was not installer friendly, the peddle / toe control did not align with factory installed nuts nor mount correctly to the lure 11.5 properly. and the hardware sent for the rudder lift tie down were machine screws that you connot access the thread from the inside to install the nuts. Disappointed in the installation kit for the rudder and the price.
Please provide a link to the screws that will allow this rudder to be mounted with this bracket (https://www.austinkayak.com/products/4261/Smart-Track-Mid-Pin- Rudder-Bracket.html) on a Tandem Lure II kayak
When I purchased my Feelfree kayak I had the intention of using it as a couple or take a seat out and use it solo. After taking it out the first time as a duo I wasn’t sure I would be able to handle it alone. The kayak just spun around and it was hard to control. After the rudder arrived we installed it. It wasn’t too hard to do, but we were in a hurry since we love to be I. The water. Now I think I could handle it solo and we feel like we have so much more control over the direction we are going.