A BIG surprise is awaiting those who have upgraded their Slayer Propel rudder. The screw shipped with the Boone Dox rudder mounts top down through the rear rudder control unit and connects to the threaded spline of the BD rudder.
This design under NORMAL use allows the screw to slowly turn while using your rudder controls, with each turn of the rudder/kayak the screw will loosen to the point of separating until the rudder simply falls off with no warning - leaving you literally rudderless and adrift. I was battling 10+ mph winds and suddenly had no control of my direction, was then turned broadside by the winds and began taking waves/water over the side nearly swamping my kayak before I could unleash my paddle to regain control and point the bow back into the wind/waves.
Your new $70 Boone Dox rudder will sink to the bottom and is lost forever (I was in 100+ft).
Don't make that mistake - check these instructions on correcting the problem and avoiding losing $70 BD rudder, and perhaps even saving your life.
Wish I had.
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