The most advanced rudder of its kind! Our Unifoil Kick-up Rudder offers tremendous advantages in handling and performance. The draft on this assembly is slightly deeper than the original factory rudder configuration, and our modified square tip design produces turning force all the way to the tip of the rudder, unlike the factory elliptical tip. This means you can sail at a greater angle of heel and still control your boat in heavy conditions. This rudder will help your boat point to weather and puffs, which used to cause you to round up, will now help accelerate the boat. You will find your boat to be faster off the wind through reduced blade drag and this rudder will offer you dramatically more control if you fly a spinnaker along, with much crisper tacking. The blade is designed to give additional control while docking and during slow-speed maneuvers. Your sailboat will now have a tame helm, you will look forward to sailing upwind with reduced helm effort and better pointing. The all-stainless electropolished rudder head is immensely strong and torsionally rigid, with perfect balance and feedback for the helmsman. The Unifoil kick-up rudder also features our "one-line" uphaul/downhaul system, which will raise or lower the rudder with one pull.
The Patent-Pending design incorporates a 316 Stainless nitrogen charged gas strut for perfect blade control in all situations. The rudder stays down, but if an obstacle is encountered the gas strut allows the rudder to come up quickly, then reset itself to the fully down position. Beaching is now a joy instead of a chore. The blade is our solid HDPE, true NACA 0012 airfoil design, offering maximum lift with minimum drag. This rudder also rotates through a full 180 degrees for launching and mooring with ease. World-class in every regard, the Unfoil rudder is unrivaled in performance, durability, ease of use and value. Original rudders frequently fail at the waterline and rarely fail during good conditions. So, do a thorough inspection of your original equipment rudder frequently; if replacement is desired, we suggest getting the Unifoil rudder assembly, which will improve performance, comfort and convenience.
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This kick up assembly comes with an African Mahogany and white ash, eight layered, laminate tiller for a seamless installation of your new rudder assembly. It comes ready-to-varnish with marine penetrating oil or choose to have your tiller varnished with four coats of UV resistant spar varnish for an additional $20. Depending on your boat's transom angle, we will select an appropriate stock style tiller for your new assembly. You can view the different tiller styles by viewing our
Tiller Worksheet. Don't forget the tiller cover made from Sunbrella, to protect your new tiller from the elements. This tiller cover has a strap that reaches around your kick up assembly in order to help reduce overall rudder movement while storing your boat.