The Bullnose Rudder is a clamp-on Rudder that fits most 24 to 55 lb thrust transom electric trolling motors and a select few cable pull bow mounts. It is most commonly used for "but not limited to" small boats, pontoons, kayaks, canoes, jon boats,tiny boats, etc. It measures, 10.5" high x 4.5" wide and fits a 1 1/8" (1.125") shaft diameter.
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Trolling motors are known for lack of steering especially when the wind picks up, the water is choppy or you want to track in a straight line. Simply add a Bullnose Rudder to the shaft of your trolling motor and notice a significant improvement in steering and maneuvering your watercraft. Minn Kota and Newport Vessels trolling motors are popularly used and are among many compatible brands. The Bullnose Rudder has also been referred to as a Minn Kota rudder due to its cutouts and perfectly matched design.
A "must" for taking control of your trolling motors steering ability and getting to your destination smoothly. By adding a Bullnose Rudder you will immediately notice an instant response in turning, be able to track in a straight line and drive the craft even while fishing. It also gives you better control of your watercraft in most windy weather conditions.
The Bullnose Rudder, also referred to as Minn Kota rudder, is a newly manufactured product designed to ensure you have a stress-free fishing experience. It is manufactured from impact plastic for increased durability and comes with stainless steel screws. It is impressively strong so you don't have to worry about it coming loose, allowing you to focus more on fishing.
Simply put: this is the best trolling fishing rudder on the market today.
Fits a shaft that measures 1 1/8" (1.125") in diameter such as the Minn Kota, EDGE, MAXXUM, and FORTREX. However, the bow mount motor must be a hand cable pull, NOT self-deploy. Self-deploy will not work because the system requires the shaft to slide up and down right where the rudder needs to be attached. However, a hand cable pull will allow you to carefully bring the motor up out of the water and set it on the motor mount without any obstructions getting in the way.
Manufacturing, assembling and packaging is done in the USA providing jobs to the local community. The Bullnose Rudder was invented and patented by the founders of Bullnose Products here in the USA.
It is made for a 1 1/8" (1.125") diameter shaft. The clamps are not adjustable. However, if the shaft is slimmer, no worries. There is double sided foam tape provided in the packaging to shim a thin shaft.
No. The clamps are not adjustable.
Trolling motors are known for lack of steering especially when the wind picks up, the water is choppy or you want to track in a straight line. Most tiny boats will benefit from having some kind of a rudder set up in the back vs not having a rudder at all.
The plastic is durable and will withstand salty waters, but, like most metal, the hardware may be prone to rust without proper care.
The rudder itself does not tend to collect excess plants or weeds.
Nylon Composite Plastic
Stainless Steel Screws
The rudder is always attached to the trolling motor shaft. It's ideal for kayakers with trolling motors looking for better steering and sharp maneuvering.
A trolling motor utilizing the Bullnose Rudder on a side mount can experience the same results as mounting the motor to the rear of the kayak.
The Bullnose Rudder properly fits to a transom motor.