The Rudder Ready Course Control Rudder Kit is for all 2015 and later Wilderness Systems Sit-On-Top kayaks made by Wilderness Systems. Rudder Ready means that the tubes are already installed in the kayak! (If you do not have these tubes you can purchase 1/8 inch diameter Tube and Clamps. A rudder helps you in wind and currents. The Course Control rudder blade has a foil-shape for more efficiency and less drag in the water. This kit can be used for sit-in kayaks too!
The rudder cable included in this kit is light weight Spectra cord that is just as durable as steel. This Wilderness Systems Rudder Kit is the same as factory installed rudders on Wilderness Systems sit on top (SOT) kayaks including the Thresher series, Ride series, and Tarpon Series for model year 2015. This rudder kit is best for later model kayaks and should work on some early model year kayaks as well.
This kit comes with Keepers XL Foot Braces, Spectra Cord, Rudder Bracket, and all the necessary parts, hardware, and instructions to install a rudder on your Rudder Ready Kayak (with tubes are already installed in the kayak). If you do not have these tubes you can purchase 1/8 inch diameter Tube and Clamps. Instructions are broad and may not address your Wilderness Systems kayak model directly. Call WS Tech support if needed: 888-52-KAYAK
Learn more, use these text links:
Confluence Rudder Install Video part 1 (rudder, lift line, foot braces and control cables)
Confluence Rudder Install Video part 2 (rudder tubes)