Tiller Bar
  • 210mm wide
    • £17.00
  • 280mm wide
    • £18.70

    Tiller Bars are available in two widths: 210mm for racing kayaks and 280mm for touring kayaks.

    Made of hardwood with a drilled system for the rudder wire to be in one continuous length, no joints or fittings to go wrong.

    For positive steering the rudder wires need to be held at maximum width, achieved by our end drilling system.

    A correctly fitted tiller bar can last for over 30years (see fitting below).

    Dimensions, 210 or 280mm wide. Length 350mm x 10mm. Pivot hole for 5mm bolt. Wire holes 3mm.

    Tiller bar fitting

    The tiller bar support should hold the bar at the same level as the footrest slot.

    The wire feeds should be at the same level as the ends of the tiller bar, if not they will pull the bar up or down in the footrest slot creating unnecessary friction and wear.

    When fitted, the tiller bar should move easily from side to side.

    Do not over tighten the pivot bolt as the wood will expand in damp conditions, allow 0.5mm gap.

    Front Footrest Plate
    • £9.40

    The slotted front footrest plate can fit in most makes of racing kayaks. The footplate, made from 9mm marine plywood, gives excellent strength and durability. The 12mm wide tiller bar slot is designed to take our 10mm thick tiller bar. The plate has radius edges for comfort.

    Supplied without bolt holes for positioning on different makes of footrest unit. Plywood has good weight to strength ratio, with thermal properties for winter paddling. Dimensions, 255mm x 98mm x 9mm marine plywood.

    Footrest Plate Fitting

    • Position the footplate on the footrest carriage.
    • Mark the holes from behind then drill holes in plate.

    It is rarely necessary to countersink the holes, tightening the bolts will draw the bolt heads flush. If fitted this way the plate will remain tight to the carriage.