The Yak-Gear Outriggers increase the stability of your canoe or kayak and allow you to stand up for sight casting or just surveying the area. The outriggers help you feel more secure and stable and allow you to move around your boat, or get on and off of it easier and more comfortably. Comes with all the necessary mounting hardware.
Super stable and a must have for someone that wants to stand up to stretch or fish. It is like a ruddrr, once you have one there is no going without one. This is a great buy!
Although the concept is creative, these outriggers will only function on a canoe because of the weight and mounting requirements. Kayaks are poly which causes the Scotty mount to flex at the source of attachment. With thousands of flexing movement, your kayak will crack no different than the problems cause by certain kayak carts that crack scupper holes from flexing over time. These outriggers are also heavy 10 lbs.+, bulky and awkward. They are coveniently placed but if you glue the PVC to the floats, you end up with 2 large Croquet mallets for transport or take up a lot of room should you be required to remove them while on the water. Just a note: I would not glue them, rather get 2 more clevis pins and just drill the holes required to hold the floats to the shafts, that way they are really portable and can be handled in the same space they are shipped in for on-the-water use. The shafts are made of 1 1/4 PVC Schedule 40 which makes them heavy which is about 1/6th the weight of most 12 kayaks. Raising them out of the water for paddling will make you top heavy so you most take that into consideration. This product would receive a 5* for canoes because these outriggers are built well and are rugged for stream use because they a not inflatable where punctures are a concern and that a strong mounting platform does not stress the gunwales.
Works great, good value
I purchased these for my 11ft. canoe because it was very apt to tip sideways and toss me in the water. I installed the stabilizers with no problem and they work fine. I might add that I did some minor fine tuning on my canoe for this, but it was easy.