SmartTrack Performance Rudder Housing and Blade

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The SmartTrack Performance Rudder Housing and Blade has a tiller and box assembly to quickly raise/lower the blade. It holds the blade upright when not in use, plus adjustable spring tension keeps the blade submerged. Compared to flat aluminum blades, it increases turning efficiency, and its slim profile reduces drag from crosswinds. Available with a range of mounting styles and two blade sizes to fit your boat. 

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SmartTrack Foil Rudder Blade. It looks faster because it is faster! The SmartTrack molded rudder blade is foil shaped so water moves across with less turbulence. Available in two sizes for single and tandem kayaks. Single measures 13.5 x 3 in; Tandem measures 16.5 x 3.5 in.

SmartTrack Performance Rudder Housing. All extremely rugged and corrosion proof extruded alloy parts are machined for precision fit, and coated with Teflon® 6061-T6.

Rear Mount

Installs on kayaks with a vertical, flat section on the stern of the kayak using the bracket that comes with the housing, available with either two or four holes which are ovalized to allow vertical adjustment. Typical examples are Seaward, Epic, Necky and Northwest kayaks.

Top Mount

Bayonet Pin

The SmartTrack Bayonet Pin fits kayaks with a rudder pivot sleeve on the rear deck where the bayonet pivots and locks with an integrated detent for easy installation or removal of the housing. Fits some Stellar Kayaks, Epic Kayak and Valley Kayak as well as other kayaks with an integrated bayonet sleeve.

Long Pin & Mid Pin

The SmatTrack Long and Mid Pin is suitable for kayaks with an extension or a vertical hole all the way through the rear of the kayak. Typical examples are Perception, Dagger and Wilderness Systems kayaks.

  • Long Pin measures 3 5/8" long with a 3/8" diameter
  • Mid Pin measures 2" long with a 3/8" diameter

Short Pin

The short pin style is typically used on kayaks the have a horizontal or step down flat area in the rear deck. Existing rudders are normally held down with a truss head screw. There is often a larger hole that can accept a nylon bushing for the short pin.

  • Short Pin measures 1 5/8" long with a 3/8" diameter