Innova Kayaks Innova Helios Foot Operated Rudder
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We recommend the rudder when the Helios is paddled as a double sea-touring kayak when the boat is loaded near its capacity. The rudder helps the kayak track well in a straight line. The rudder is not needed when paddling the double Helios as a single or when paddling in swift moving water. The skill of the paddlers also determines the need for a rudder. The rudder simply fits 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. The rudder can quickly disassembled and carried flat in the Helios packbag with the boat. The construction is of a machined black UHMW composite with a corrosion resistant aluminum swing-up fin. The rudder is less needed on the Helios I for tracking as this kayak paddles rather straight without the rudder. Should you want to add a rudder to the Helios I, you will need longer control cords to the foot stirrups as the cockpit in the Helios I is further away from the rudder. Please contact Innova for the longer cords. Weight: 1 lb.-10 oz.
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