If your rudder cables snap it's almost impossible to steer in a straight line. If you've out at sea then you're really going to struggle to paddle back without steering, and suddenly you're in a rescue situation. With the MOCKE Emergency Steering Cord you are able to attempt a self rescue while you wait for assistance.
- 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.
Instructions from MOCKE:
Make sure you set up and adjust the length when you recieve it BEFORE going paddling, or it will be not help when needed.
- 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.
- 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.
Also check you this blog from when MOCKE introduced the steering cord