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Kayak Rudders, Foot Braces, & Rudder Gudgeons

Kayak Rudders

We have kayak rudders manufactured in nylon or aluminum in several sizes to fit your application from solo kayaks to tandem kayaks with or without sails. You can purchase rudders and hardware separately or as complete kits.

Our TrueCourse kayak rudder is our least expensive model for our paddlers that want a durable rudder for solo boats.

Sea-lect TrueCourse Solo Kayak Rudder

This kayak rudder is for paddlers that want a durable kayak rudder for single place kayaks. It is made of durable nylon with stainless steel hardware. It is fully retractable with just a single retracting line running to the cockpit. The kayak rudder is spring loaded and returns to the water when the retracting line is released. The TrueCourse kayak rudder is our lightest option at 1.5 lbs. (0.7kg). We don’t recommend this kayak rudder for sailing applications.

All of our rudder kits come with the rudder, and all installation hardware including cable and cable housing. Kits are available with our without steerable footraces.

Complete TrueCourse Rudder Kit with Foot Braces

$225.99

Complete TrueCourse Rudder Kit (no Foot Braces)

$169.99

Feathercraft Solo Kayak Rudder

Our Feathercraft solo kayak rudder is for paddlers that want a aluminum rudder for single place kayaks. It is made of anodized aluminum with stainless steel hardware. It is fully retractable with a loop retracting line running to the cockpit which can lock the kayak rudder in the down or up position.  This kayak rudder is very well designed offering excellent tracking ability.  The Feathercraft solo kayak rudder is  light at 2 lbs. (0.9 kg). We don’t recommend this kayak rudder for sailing applications.

All of our kayak rudder kits come with the rudder, and all installation hardware including cable and cable housing. Kits are available with our without steerable footraces.

Feathercraft kayak rudders are available with three different types of pins:

– End Pour – For kayaks that have a hole molded in the back of the boat which does not go through the boat.
– Cotter Pin – For kayaks that have a metal or nylon fitting (gudgeon) that is no longer than 2-1/4″ (57mm).
– Threaded Bolt -For kayaks that have a metal or nylon fitting (gudgeon) between 2-1/4″ and 3-1/4″ (57mm – 82mm).

Complete Feathercraft Solo Rudder Kit with Foot Braces

$268.95

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Complete Feathercraft Solo Rudder Kit (no Foot Braces)

$178.95

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Feathercraft Solo Sailing Kayak Rudder or Tandem Kayak Rudder

Our Feathercraft solo sailing kayak rudder / tandem kayak rudder is for paddlers that want a aluminum rudder for single place kayaks to sail with or a good all around rudder for tandem kayaks. It is made of anodized aluminum with stainless steel hardware. It is fully retractable with a loop retracting line running to the cockpit which can lock the kayak rudder in the down or up position.  This kayak rudder is very well designed offering excellent tracking ability.  The Feathercraft solo sailing/tandem rudder weighs 2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg). This is a great rudder for solo sailing applications, we don’t recommend this kayak rudder for tandem sailing applications.

All of our kayak rudder kits come with the rudder, and all installation hardware including cable and cable housing. Kits are available with our without steerable footraces (one set).

Feathercraft kayak rudders are available with three different types of pins:

– End Pour – For kayaks that have a hole molded in the back of the boat which does not go through the boat.
– Cotter Pin – For kayaks that have a metal or nylon fitting (gudgeon) that is no longer than 2-1/4″ (57mm).
– Threaded Bolt -For kayaks that have a metal or nylon fitting (gudgeon) between 2-1/4″ and 3-1/4″ (57mm – 82mm).

Complete Feathercraft Solo Sailing/Tandem Rudder Kit with Foot Braces

$303.95

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Complete Feathercraft Solo Sailing/Tandem Rudder Kit (no Foot Braces)

$213.95

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Feathercraft Tandem Sailing Kayak Rudder

Our Feathercraft tandem sailing kayak rudder is for paddlers that want an aluminum rudder for two place kayaks for sailing applications. It is made of anodized aluminum with stainless steel hardware. It is fully retractable with a loop retracting line running to the cockpit which can lock the kayak rudder in the down or up position.  This kayak rudder is very well designed offering excellent tracking ability.  The Feathercraft tandem sailing rudders weights 3 lbs. (1.3 kg).

All of our kayak rudder kits come with the rudder, and all installation hardware including cable and cable housing. Kits are available with our without steerable footraces (one set).

Feathercraft kayak rudders are available with three different types of pins:

– End Pour – For kayaks that have a hole molded in the back of the boat which does not go through the boat.
– Cotter Pin – For kayaks that have a metal or nylon fitting (gudgeon) that is no longer than 2-1/4″ (57mm).
– Threaded Bolt -For kayaks that have a metal or nylon fitting (gudgeon) between 2-1/4″ and 3-1/4″ (57mm – 82mm).

Complete Feathercraft Tandem Sailing Rudder Kit with Foot Braces

$313.95

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Complete Feathercraft Tandem Sailing Rudder Kit (no Foot Braces)

$223.95

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Block Pin with Threaded Bolt

$68.89

Sea-lect Foot Braces

Sea-lect Foot Braces

Foot braces are available in either steerable (for use with rudders) or non-steerable versions and are made of durable nylon. They are easily adjustable with a flag that extends within easy reach. Simply turn the flag a quarter turn and move the foot pedal forwards or backwards on both models. The foot braces can be adjusted while either sitting in the kayak or before entry.

The foot braces come standard with pegs that can be fiberglassed to the inside of wood, fiberglass or other composite kayaks. They can also be through-bolted on any type of kayak with stainless steel screws (sold separately).

Rudder Gudgeons

Our staleness steel rudder gudgeons are made for kayaks who don’t already have rudder attachment point. There are three types of gudgeons:

Universal Gudgeon – C-Shaped gudgeon for kayaks with a stern that can only accept a mount on vertical end. Comes with a set of five rivets.
Flat Stern Gudgeon – For kayaks that have a flat top and a flat vertical end. Comes with a set of five rivets.
Pointed Stern Gudgeon – Typically for wood or fiberglass kayaks. Designed for kayaks that have a sharp V point at the stern. The stainless steel “V” bracket can be bent to conform to your hull shape. Comes with a set of six stainless steel screws. An end pour of epoxy is recommended to screw into.