Fitting the emergency steering cord to your craft:
- Remove the emergency steering cord from its bag.
- Place the canvas noose around the tail of your craft.
- Hook the stainless steel tiller hook around or through the rudder cable/line attachment point.
- The Shock cord (elastic/bungee) should be pulled tight but not fully extended. It should not be slack.
- The cord should pull the rudder tiller back just past centre.
- If the stainless steel hook cant reach the tiller then increase the size of the noose using the slider and ladder lock.
- If it reaches too easily and the cord is slack then decrease the size of the noose using the slider and ladder lock.
- Once fitted place it back in the bag and store in your PFD or craft equipment hatch.
- Hopefully that is the last time you ever have to use it.
Using the Emergency Steering Cord:
- Locate and take the emergency steering cord out of its bag. Place the noose over your wrist; you don’t want to drop it.
- Raft up with another paddler.
- If alone you will need to get in the water. Remain leashed to your craft.
- Open up access to the rudder tiller or steering mechanism at the back of your craft.
- If you are rafted up next to a fellow paddler give them the the emergency steering cord.
- Slip the noose over the tail and hook the stainless steel hook onto the tiller, ON THE SAME SIDE STILL CONNECTED TO THE PEDALS.
- The cord will pull the rudder back to centre (or just past) and you will be able to steer.
- One size fits most surfskis and kayaks with understern rudders.
- Comes in an easy-to-stow mesh bag with attachment loop.
- Adjustable noose fits over the tail of your craft.
- Strong stainless steel hook to hook onto rudder tiller.
- High quality, strong 5mm shock cord.