Model-Specific RuddersEnhance the performance of your boat
These rudders have been pre-sized for many popular production boats. In most cases, you'll only need to confirm the location of the pintles or gudgeons. That's easy, and illustrated measuring forms are provided after you order.
The true NACA airfoil section of these replacement rudders improves speed and handling of your boat under both sail and power. You will experience crisper tacking, higher pointing and better speed off the wind through increased lift and reduced drag. Tiller steered boats will also discover reduced helm effort through the improved rudder's balance. (If you are a racer, please note these more balanced rudder blades offers a dramatic performance improvement over the original blades and may not be class-legal.)
The high density polyethylene (HDPE) blades are machined from a solid blank of material and will not absorb water, split or swell with age. This material is more resistant to abrasion and damage than the original fiberglass rudders.
The Kick-Up Rudders
include stainless steel rudder heads carefully constructed using CNC Laser cut components. Laser cutting accuracy and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding yields strong, clean assemblies for absolute dependability in heavy weather conditions.
Each rudder head is electropolished to rigid semiconductor industry standard for the ultimate in corrosion resistance. Unmatched in the industry, the rudder head's torsional rigidity delivers unprecedented feedback and control to the helms person.
A single control line both raises and lowers the rudder blade. Simply pull to raise the rudder to it's stowed position, another pull quickly deploys the rudder. The blade can be raised slightly, then cleated in that position for use in shallow water conditions, should that be desired.
The Kick-Up rudder design includes a 316 stainless steel nitrogen charged gas strut (patent-pending) which keeps the rudder blade in the ideal position for top performance. These rudders shrug off obstacles and groundings, returning to position automatically, predictably, every time.
The rudders can be raised 180 degrees for easy and safe trailering and mooring. For launching and beaching, the gas strut keeps the blade safely raised until steering is required. Then a quick tug of the control line lowers the rudder for instant service.
Kick-up rudders arrive ready to use, just drop-in and go sailing. Nothing more to purchase, they are complete with tiller and pintles, built to your boat's specifications.
Replacement rudder blades and spade rudders require various degrees of installation, depending on the design of your boat.
The tillers are made of 8 gorgeous layers of laminated mahogany and white ash. Only the best polyurethane glues are used in proprietary custom molds to produce these world-class beauties.
We are so confident in the quality of this product, it comes with a Lifetime warranty
to the original owner.
Upon order, you will receive information on a few confirming measurements we will need to ensure a perfect fit (i.e. drop in replacement).
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