The Kajak Sport Navigator Rudder has a unique concept for its deployment based on gravity and free movement. Instead of rotating the blade around an axel it slides smoothly up on to the deck and back to the water, reducing the effort required to retract or extend. The storage of the the blade on the deck of the kayak when not in use is similar to a flip over style (without the effort requirements) and minimizes the wind surface and helps kayak is storage and transport. The redesigned foil plastic blade minimizes the drag of the rudder and improves the slide. A redesigned rocker part has a simple gravity mechanism that is more reliable than any spring loaded rudder system could be. This redesign also includes an innovative locking mechanism that locks down the blade when deployed and opens automatically when lifted up. This ensures the blade will stay down in the water in high speed and rough conditions. The Locking mechanism deactivates when rudder takes contact in shallow water or any other obstacle when going forward and can be removed for hire or other conditions.
Specification: 42 mm pin is installed to a Blind hole in the stern of the kayak, no additional bushing sleeve is required (The pin diameter 10 mm) . It has a cut out in the pin to enable it to pass around a locking projection in holes that have this. (Suits many standard kayaks) It can also be fitted to some external gudgeon mounts but if you have these or a through hole then the 85mm pin length version is the better option.
657 grams Weight
50 cm Height
Includes: Rudder head part, rocker part, blade, lift-up rope, revert bungee, locking knob mechanism, rope stopper and rope for it.