This foot-controlled rudder is recommended for use with the Helios Kayak when it is paddled as a double sea-touring kayak with the boat loaded near its 396lb. capacity.
The rudder helps the kayak track well in a straight line. It is not needed when paddling the Helios as a single or when paddling in swift moving water. (The skill of the paddlers also determines the need for a rudder.) Fits easily over the stern seam of the Helios and attaches in a couple of minutes with stainless steel hardware.
The rudder is controlled with foot stirrups from the aft cockpit. It can be quickly disassembled and carried flat in the Helios packbag with the boat.
- Machined black UHMW composite with a corrosion-resistant aluminum swing-up fin.