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Butterfly steering

All our sea kayaks come with rudders as standard. To turn the rudder we will install the Kirton Butterfly steering system as standard. This incorporates a fixed lower bar so you can drive with your legs, and a curved pivoting upper for rudder control. With feet together in the middle of the of the footrest, pressure can be applied to all parts of the system with negligible effect on the rudder position. Moving your feet the the outside of the footrest, allows easy rudder control. The whole assembly can be adjusted fore and aft by moving the pins to the preferred hole and securing with thumbnuts. The line length can be adjusted in the cockpit using inline clam cleats.

We much prefer this system but if you prefer pedals, which rely on your legs being out at the sides of the cockpit all the time.