Versatile and rugged kayak foot braces for any plastic, composite
and wooden kayak. Yakima foot braces were originally designed as 'fixed'
for the demands of white water kayaking but with the addition of the plastic
sliding track, 'Yakimas' can now be used virtually with any kayak rudder
control system including the One Ocean Kayaks Graphite
An example of 'epoxy
bonded' mounting in a wood strip kayak. Even though, these foot pegs
can be attached by machine screws through the skin of the kayak, the
thick wood strip core as well as the visual impact make bonding a
better solution in this case. See how
Although, only the
aluminium track would be sufficient for this 'fixed' footbrace application,
this solution allows large degree of adjustment as well as the option
for future rudder control. A cotter pin or a nail as in this case
locks the aluminum and plastic tracks together. Pulling the pin converts
the fixed installation into instant rudder control. See how
to modify the plastic track for sliding
Close-up of fixed
as well adjustable foot braces mounted through the skin. Foot braces
come with neoprene gaskets and stainless screws for quick and simple
mounting on polyethylene, composite or plywood hulls. The mockup example
on the right shows the possible configurations mounted through 4mm
marine plywood used in most stitch and glue kayaks.
Tightening the screws compresses the neoprene gasket for instant seal.
Drill screw holes as small as necessary to push the bolt through.
See how to mount fixed footbraces
(with the supplied screws) without drilling into the kayak.
- Strong aircraft aluminum with milled in 'sand slots'
for clog free operation
- Plastic track - aluminium rail combination - corrosion
- Simple spring loaded lever lock on foot pegs
- Easy, 'blind reach in the cockpit' readjustment.
- Weight: 2 lb 3oz. (1kg) - whole system (rails, tracks,
- Length between mounting holes on plastic track: 14.5"
- Length between mounting holes on aluminium rail: 13"
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