It’s quick to raise and lower the blade with this tiller and rudder box assembly, due to an internal leverage-rod. It protects the blade in an upright position when not in use, and has adjustable spring tension that keeps the blade down in the water when in use.
All extremely rugged and corrosion proof extruded alloy parts are machined for precision fit, and coated with Teflon® 6061-T6.
Short Pin shown at left of Long Pin, for comparison.
SmartTrack Short Pin Housing is suitable for kayaks with a rudder pivot hole located on a flat or stepped down area on the rear deck.
There is often a larger hole that can accept a nylon bushing for the short pin.