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NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

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Add these foot braces to your Pennel Orca® IK for added stability and balance. Comes with 4 Pennel Orca® patches for installation. Can be glued to PVC and urethane inflatables with Stabond Adhesive, Item # 38704.01.

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Weight: 1 lb for the set of braces plus patches
Includes:
  • 2 adjustable foot braces
  • 4 Pennel Orca® patches

video: How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide

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When repairing your Hypalon, PVC or urethane inflatable, or your plastic or composite kayak, it's vital that you choose the right adhesive and solvent for the job. Using the wrong materials will result in a poor repair and wasted effort. In this video, Josh from NRS Repairs shares an inflatable repair adhesives guide to help you understand when to use such glues as Clifton Hypalon, Shore, Stabond, Clifton Urethane, Vynabond and G/flex Epoxy. Solvents for repair prep are important too; you'll also learn when you can use toluene, MEK, acetone and alcohol.

video: How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat

How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat (5:09)

Properly patching a Hypalon raft or cataraft isn't difficult, but it does require specific tools, supplies and techniques. In this instructional video, the NRS Repairs Department shows you the materials, adhesives, solvents and skills you need to successfully glue a patch on your inflatable boat. This information applies to Hypalon, Pennel Orca and rubber inflatables. The same techniques can be used for gluing air-holding patches, D-rings and foot cups to your raft or cataraft. The video also includes tips for making temporary field repairs on the water.

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  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    will the NRS MaverIK foot brace fit a sundolphin 12 SS kayak?
    Asked on 6/30/2015 by Jack from Yazoo City, MS

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't see why they wouldn't fit, if the boat doesn't already come with
      foot braces. I'm using them on Thrill Seeker inflatable kayaks and they
      work great.
      I recommend using Stabond adhesive. Make sure the braces are mounted equal
      distance from the seat and rough up the surface of the boat and the glue
      patches with coarse sandpaper before gluing.
      On a hard boat you could also use a foot brace that mounts by drilling holes
      and securing with stainless screws which should come with that type of
      brace.
      Hope this helps,
      Frank
      Frank J Perruccio
      Surf Dog Computer Services
      4309 Silas Hutchinson Dr.
      Chantilly, VA 20151-1325

      Answered on 7/2/2015 by Surf Dog from Chantilly, VA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jack, your boat is made of polyethylene, which is hard to glue to. However, G/flex Epoxy Adhesive, Item # 50215.01, will bond to both the boat and the patches on the Foot Braces. If you look on the G/flex product page, under More Information, the top link is an article that gives a link to another article describing gluing D-ring patches to polyethylene. I really think the bolt-on Kayak Footbraces, # 50075.01, will be a better choice for you. Check them out and if you have questions, give us a call, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 6/30/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you have the Sundolphin Excursion 12 SS, then it is a rotomolded
      polyethylene sit in recreational kayak. These MaverIK Foot braces are
      intended to be glued onto an inflatable PVC or PenOrc kayak and it's
      difficult to glue PenOrc to polyethylene. You could probably screw these
      on and get them to work, but the rails are pretty short and don't have a
      lot of travel. For a hard plastic boat, I would pay the extra $6 for the
      Kayak Footbraces Item 50075.01. They have longer rails and better
      adjustability. Drill and screw them on for a solid installation. I'd add
      some rubber washers on the outside between the boat and screw head and
      probably seal the screw holes with silicone.

      Answered on 6/30/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    will these work for my aruba 8 sun dolphin kayak? Is this just adhesive or do I need to drill holes?
    Asked on 5/12/2015 by Kayaker Lindsay

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Lindsay, these foot braces will need to be glued in. The polyethylene material of your boat is hard to glue to; the only adhesive I know that will work is G/flex Epoxy, Item # 50215.01. It won't be an easy glue job. I suggest you look at the Kayak Footbraces, # 50075.01. There are written instructions and a video there under More Information, on the product page. Let us know if you have questions, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 5/12/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    Will Stabond work as an adhesive for these foot pegs for a Hypalon IK?
    Asked on 3/20/2015 by Cossatot from Texas

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Fellow Shopper
      Yes! I have used these adhesive foot pegs on both (old and new) NRS and Aire, which are Hypalon, Pennel or similar. They are perfect for these materials! Love them, and use them in all my IK's.

      Answered on 3/21/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Stabond will work, but what we strongly recommend is using the Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, Item # 38701.01, in combination with the Clifton Hypalon Accelerator, # 38702.01. This is the combination we use when building NRS boats and will give the strongest possible bond. You can find instructions, info on the accelerator and video under the More Information section on the two product pages. Give us a call if you have questions, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 3/20/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    can i use them in my tomcat ik
    Asked on 6/12/2014 by wolfie from columbus ne

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would think they would work as they worked well in my Sea Eagle Fast
      Track. I'm not aware of the difference in material of the two kayaks to
      know about gluing but as far as functioning well I believe it would. I'm
      very happy with my two sets.
      Jane A. Burns
      Crossworld

      Answered on 6/18/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You can attach these using Stabond Adhesive, Item # 38704.01. However, AIRE makes foot pegs for their IKs, # 37316.01, that don't require gluing.

      Answered on 6/13/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes! I put them in my Tomcat & Tributary IK. Work great!
      Sheila

      Answered on 6/13/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    Will these work with the new Outlaw boat using the same glue used for d-ring patches?
    Asked on 7/9/2013 by Chris from Louisville

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Chris, you can glue these to the Outlaws, using Stabond Adhesive, Item # 1903.

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    Can I glue the NRS Maverik Kayak foot braces to an ABS canoe?
    Asked on 7/7/2013 by Ducati guy from Butte, MT

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Please see my answer to the question on this product where the boater is asking if it can be glued to an HDPE plastic boat. The answer is the same. G/flex Epoxy is great stuff.

      Answered on 7/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    Can this be installed on HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)? Also, can you slide the brace on and off if the user does not want it in the way or is it captive?
    Asked on 7/2/2013 by Curious

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, they can be glued to an HDPE boat, using G/flex Epoxy Adhesive, Item # 2272. You'll find a link to "D-rings and G/flex Epoxy" in this article - http://www.nrsweb.com/tech_talk/GflexEpoxy.asp - This was a test we asked the company to do with our D-rings. Follow the G/flex instructions and you'll be successful. The rigid foot brace pieces slip out of the Pennel Orca patches when you don't need them.

      Answered on 7/3/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi!
      You can slide the brace on and off. It is held in place by pieces of webbing. When you push them forward with your feet they are kept firmly in place. But if you pull them backwads you can get them easily off the webbing. As far as I know the glue used to hold together pieces of plastic (as HDPE or PVC) is quite different from the one used on synthetic rubber (like hypalon or the new Orca material NRS is using now). NRS offers these braces with patches made of both types of materials. Be sure you order the right one for your boat. Hope that this helps.

      Answered on 7/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know about HDPE. I've only tried inflatables. (We don't roll) The patch and tabs would stay attached to the boat, out of the way, and the brace with foot peg comes off. I love them and put them in all my kayaks.

      Answered on 7/5/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

    Q:

    Could these be used for a fiberglass kayak?
    Asked on 3/9/2013 by Sue from Lake Worth, FL

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, you could glue the Pennel Orca patches to the boat with G/flex Epoxy, Item # 2272. You should also consider the Werner Kayak Footbraces, Item # WFB W.

      Answered on 3/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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4.0

If you were just a little bit longer....

By RJ

from AZ

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Pros

  • Easy To Install Remove
  • Increases Performance
  • Sturdy Functional

Cons

  • Narrow Adjustment Range
  • Too Short

Best Uses

  • Endurance Paddling
  • Ik
  • Whitewater

Comments about NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces:

Installed in Sea Eagle 380X IK for a San Juan River trip at high water levels, Class 2-3 with good play holes. Use Stabond adhesive, at least for this boat. Bonded super strong. Braces have to span inflation ports so pay attention to that as you want to be able to fit air pump in port out on the river without having to remove brace every time you inflate. Mine ended up spanning and just above the port but it obviously depends on foot size(mine are 10). Super sturdy. Gives you a tight stable cockpit, a lot of leverage for playing in whitewater. Problem is overall adjustment length is only 7 clicks, about 6" or so. Make sure you have your water shoes and PFD on when lining up for installation or you could easily install in the wrong spot. Further adjustments will have to occur through seat position in this boat which I don't like. Don't think my son who is 4" taller is going to be able to use my boat with these installed. Don't try to install out on river as a friend did. 95 degree day and hot sun on Stabond resulted in poor bond and delamination of patches.

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5.0

Great Control

By Surf Dog

from Chantilly, VA

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Removeable For Storage
  • Well designed

Cons

  • A Little Too Short

Best Uses

  • Inflatable Kayaks
  • Outdoor
  • River Running
  • Rolling
  • Tripping
  • Whitewater

Comments about NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces:

We just installed these Foot Braces on one of our Thrill Seekers. When combined with the NRS Thigh Straps they provide great control. They are even removable for storage. With this setup I can even roll the Thrill Seeker.

They could have been a few notches longer to accommodate a wider range of paddler height but we haven't needed that yet.

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5.0

Very good product

By leeandski

from glenwood springs,co

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Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Helps with control
  • Well made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • White water

    Comments about NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces:

    With epic run off in colorado this year, they have really come in very handy. great control.

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