The most advanced rudder of its kind! Our Unifoil Kick-up Rudder offers tremendous advantages in handling and performance. 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.
Our patented 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 Unifoil 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.
To ensure accurate pintle placement also fill out a Rudder Worksheet.
This kick up assembly comes with an African Mahogany and white ash, eight layered, laminated 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 premium UV resistant spar varnish for an additional $32. Or, our epoxy and varnish finish has an epoxy base coat to ensure a long and low maintenance life for your tiller. The most common tiller for this is our style "B" tiller with 4.75" rise and 47" long. Also a straight tiller can be used as well. You can view the different tiller styles by viewing our Tiller Worksheet. Don't forget the tiller cover made from Pacific Blue 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 or trailering.
Also available is our optional Mast Crutch. assembly. No need to remove your rudder to trailer your mast. It's built into the side of your new Kick-Up rudder. Note that selecting an optional mast crutch will add an appropriate shipping cost total at checkout.
Tiller has a three year warranty and rudder assembly has a lifetime warranty to the original owner.
Buccaneer 18 Unifoil Kick-up rudder assembly
- Brand: Rudder Craft
- Product Code: KUBucc18