The Wilderness Systems Rudder Kit helps you gain control and efficiency in wind or fast current. The rudder blade has a foil-shape for more efficiency and less drag in the water. The Wilderness Systems Rudder Kit is the factory rudder for Wilderness Systems kayaks. This kit includes all the necessary parts, hardware, and instructions to install a rudder on your boat. For use on Wilderness Systems tandem kayaks, you will also need the Wilderness Systems Tandem Rudder Kit Module.
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I bought the Wilderness Systems Rudder System for my Tsunami 120. I am a female with little building/handywork experience and found the instructions inadequate, but with the several videos on youtube, was able to complete the project. The hardest part was overcoming the anxiety of drilling holes in my kayak, but it all worked well. I have used it for 4 outings so far and twice the screws holding the rudder assembly to the kayak backed out, once enough to make the rudder useless. I will apply Loctite to these bolts and see if that holds them. The rudder was quite tight initially and difficult to raise and lower from the cockpit, but seems to be loosening up a bit. All-in-all I am glad I added it to my kayak and enjoy using it.