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Whether you are building your own masterpiece or just re-outfitting an old kayak, the NRS Deck Rigging Kit has everything you need to add rigging to your kayak or canoe. Its perfect for lashing down deck bags, securing water bottles and any other necessity you want to keep close at hand.
  • Easy to install kit includes 24' of 1/4" bungee, 14 nylon lacing eyelets, and 28 bolts and rubber-coated well nuts.
  • Rounded lacing eyelets are nice looking and cut down on abrasion on your rigging.
  • Stainless bolts and rubber coated well nuts protect against rust and damage. These are intended to be mounted on the deck of a kayak. For securing float bags in an open canoe, use the Screw Mounted Tie-Down Kit, Item # 2095.
  • Easy to use instructions for installation included with the Deck Rigging Kit.

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  • video: How To: Install a Kayak Deck Rigging Kit
    How To: Install a Kayak Deck Rigging Kit
    Length:1:37
  • Includes:  
  • 24' of 1/4" bungee cord
  • 14 nylon lacing eyelets
  • 28 stainless bolts
  • 28 rubber-coated well nuts
  • Installation instructions
  • Weight: 13.6 oz.

video: How To: Install a Kayak Deck Rigging Kit

How To: Install a Kayak Deck Rigging Kit (1:37)

Having storage and gear attachment points on your decked sea or touring kayak is an important part of organizing gear you want close at hand. The NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit comes with the lacing eyelets, bungee cord and mounting hardware you need to expand your rigging or outfit a boat that doesn't have this vital accessory feature. In this video the NRS Repairs crew demonstrates how easy it is to install this simple-to-use kit.

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  • NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit

    Q:

    I installed this kit on my fiberglass kayak, and had no problems. The 'nuts' have a rubber gasket, and when you screw it all tight, the rubber compresses, and creates a tight seal (mine tested watertight) but the arrangement leaves a few mm of screw exposed. Two of the screws are near where my knees brace on the underside of the deck. Any suggestions for how to cover the exposed screw end to reduce knee scrapes?
    Asked on 7/8/2014 by kaare

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I actually didn’t experience that excess with that kit myself, but have in
      another context previously. To combat it, I applied some serial dots of
      epoxy on the exposed screw until I developed a protective dome over the
      rough point. The epoxy itself can be torched off it you need to recover
      the screw thread too. Otherwise, I’d suggest trying to cap the excess with
      a rubber or plastic tip that you may find in packaging of something sharp.

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Chris from Taunton River, MA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes the holes I drilled for bolts
      were very close clearance I put nuts
      on with rubber down.
      This covered the extra length of bolt
      and there was enough rubber around
      Nut side to seal along with the top plastic
      cord loop. Have had no leaks:)
      Tim
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Kaare -
      I have a few options, one might work for you.1) You can
      use a hack saw to shorten the bolt a few mm, although getting the nut to
      thread on the shortened bolt might be near impossible. 2) You might be
      able to put a second nut on the bolt end, with the 'nut' side toward the
      bolt so the rubber side faces your thigh. 3) You might find an 'acorn'
      nut at a hardware store to screw on the bolt, covering the end. 4) Get
      some marine grade silicone glue and cover the bolt end with a healthy
      glob, added benefit of waterproofing the hole 5) Glue a piece of closed
      cell foam (eg camping sleeping pad, say 10x10x1 cm) to cover the nut.
      With creative cutting and gluing you will end up with a fine end
      product. On my fiberglass kayaks, I have glued in knee braces under the
      deck that would easily cover the nuts that are giving you problems -
      good luck!

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Dr. Gator from Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used rubber washers that I picked up at home depot from the plumbing department and it was just the right size to eliminate that problem. It remains water tight and that was 4 years ago. Charlie C

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by CHARLIE from CRESCENT LAKE, PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      you could file down the exposed screws.

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Denny from The Ozarks
  • NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit

    Q:

    I have an old Phoenix fiberglass kayak that I would like to add deck rigging. What is the risk to the fiberglass using this product (drilling holes)?
    Asked on 6/9/2014 by Richard from Ft Thomas, Ky

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Richard, a web search will bring up lots of articles and videos with tips on safely drilling through fiberglass.

      Answered on 6/10/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Richard,
      I bought this set of rigging to use on my cedar fiberglass/epoxy coated kayak.
      What I did was drill the holes larger but smaller than the head of the screws.
      Then I put tape on the inside and filled the holes back with epoxy sanded outside flat.
      Then drilled the holes to just fit the screws.
      Doing this kept the fiberglass and wood protected from water getting into the weave and the wood.
      Rigging works well was happy with how it turned out.
      Tim
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used this product on a very thin fibre glass hull and had no problems at all. measure twice drill once
      r

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit

    Q:

    Can this be used on a fiberglass kayak? Are there any modifications or recommendations that can me made to increase quality?
    Asked on 7/9/2013 by Jimmy kayak from London ontario

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry for the delay, I'm out of the country. I would think it could
      be used easily on a fiberglass boat, tho mine is plastic. You might want
      to buy heavier guage elastic cord depending on the intended use - my sea
      kayak has a mix of elastic and non-elastic cords. I added some new
      attachment points, and change the rudder lines a little. I also replaced
      all my elastic cords as the salt and sun had damaged them over 4 years
      and they lost their snap. Perhaps you might want to back the nylon
      fittings with thin stainless washers underneath to spread the load on
      your deck and prevent cracking or any enlargement of the screw holes.
      Many fiberglass boats have similar deck rigging - check a local kayak
      supplier to see how they do it. Good luck and happy paddling!!
      On Tue,

      Answered on 7/11/2013 by Dr. Gator from Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes.

      Answered on 7/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Easy to integrate to any surface, but will likely require ports to be
      drilled. I used only a small portion to outfit a supplemental rigging on my
      SUP for overnight drybags.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Chris from Taunton River, MA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It should be fine. You'll just want to take care when drilling the holes that you don't cause cracks in the fiberglass.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I haven't used it yet, but it looks like everything you would need in one package.And the price is pretty good also.Hope this helps :)
      Scott

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My experience was on a PVC kayak, and all went quite well, though I realize that is much different than a fiberglass body.
      Jim, Newnan, GA.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I installed this on a poly kayak without issue. I don't see why it would
      not work for a fiberglass kayak too.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This kit can be used on any kayak and I've found the quality to be adequate for this product.

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used this Kit on a "plastic" (LDPE) Kayak drilling through the deck and using the fasteners included. It worked fine!
      Using silicone sealant on the fittings may improve the water tightness.

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit

    Q:

    Hi I am into spearfishing and my kayak (sit on top of) does not have an attachment to secure my spearguns while paddling. Alternatively when I am getting in and out of the water I don't have an attachment to secure my paddle along side the yak. Your deck rigging looks like what I am after except I would need some J hooks as well for ease of release. Can you help with this?
    Asked on 12/30/2012 by Marsh from Lilydale, Victoria

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The deck rigging works great. Silicone the rivets so they are water tight. A couple j hooks threaded onto the bungee will give more flexibility on the tie down options. Even using j hooks as the anchor points well because the bungee can just be crisscrossed on the deck.

      Answered on 12/30/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Marsh,
      This kit worked well for deck rigging you can use it front and rear
      of the kayak. You can slide the paddle under the bungee cord to
      retain one end and keep a paddle tether strapped to the middle.
      Tim
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 12/30/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Marsh, sounds like the Deck Rigging Kit should work for what you need. We don't stock J-hooks, but you should find what you need at your local hardware store..

      Answered on 12/31/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Deck rigging will work- just decide where all you want attachment points. The rigging material has lots of stretch- so plan accordingly. I added a cord lock onto the setup to allow extra tightening.
      I also used j hooks to have more options. Good luck!
      Sent from Steve's I-Pad

      Answered on 12/31/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You will find that this and many other products here can help customize your yak to fit many needs and desires. Don't be afraid to drill a hole and put things where you want. Use stainless steel or plastic parts. Good rivets and staniless screws work well. I have added pole holders, paddle tiedowns and numerous other things to our kayaks. NRS is a very good source but look around there are others, including a good marine hardware storew, and surf board shops. Good luck and enjoy.

      Answered on 1/1/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit

    Q:

    Is this 24 feet of nylon chord? or 24 inches
    Asked on 12/23/2012 by ATG

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, it is 24 feet of cord

      Answered on 12/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Easy to install kit includes 24' (feet) of 1/4" (inch) bungee

      Answered on 12/29/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The cord unstreached is 23 feet long..I bought the kit to do two Kayaks.The hardware is better than most kits.

      Answered on 1/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is 24 feet of bungee cord not normal nylon cord.
      Easy to install kit includes 24' of 1/4" bungee, 14 nylon lacing eyelets,

      Answered on 12/24/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It's 24 feet of 1/4" bungee cord.

      Answered on 12/24/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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  • Improves kayak function (11)
  • Rugged (5)

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    • Touring (11)
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    5.0

    Deck rigging

    By Yukker

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips

      Comments about NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit:

      I needed extra deck rigging's for a kayak trip and these worked perfectly. It was very easy to attach and it looks like it will hold up no matter what I put it through.

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      4.0

      Great, But Could Be Better

      By wsuwilson

      from Tricities, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Attach
      • Quality product

      Cons

      • No J - Hooks

      Best Uses

      • Touring

      Comments about NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit:

      I ordered 2 of the rigging kits. The kit had plenty of eyelets and a decent amount of shock cord. I would have liked to have 5 more feet of shock cord and at least one J-hook. The installation plans supplied should include more info about rigging patterns and eyelet orientation. This is a common issue with NRS. NRS takes the time to make a product and an info packet of written and video help, but doesn't take the time to fully explain about the use of the product.

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      5.0

      NRS Deck Rigging Kit

      By Tim the Family Boating Ethusiast

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Install
      • Easy To Attach
      • Great Product Low Price
      • Improves Kayak Function
      • Install On Yaks Canoes
      • Not Glue Needed
      • Nrs Sticker Included
      • Premium Product Material
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Additional Weight To Yak

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Designs To Meet Needs
      • Recreational Paddlers
      • Secure Gear To Vessel
      • Touring

      Comments about NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit:

      I installed this deck rigging kit to a Mad River Passage 16 Canoe (3 Seater)to make it more versatile and functional. It basically turned my Canoe into a hybrid between a Canoe and a Sit-in Kayak. Works great, looks great and functions to meet my recreational needs for camping, fishing and boating. My son and father enjoy our Canoe more with this added feature, we are able to secure our personal and outdoor gear to the deck rigging kit with ease to provide peace of mind and comfort. Absolutely recommend this deck rigging kit for all kayak and canoe enthusiasts!

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      5.0

      Great addition to our kayaks!

      By Rule 308

      from Great Falls, MT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Attach
      • Improves Kayak Function
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Recreational Paddlers
        • Touring

        Comments about NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit:

        Great addition to kayaks that don't come with this feature. It was quite easy to install, although those at the very bow and stern were a little tricky. Although my kayak has a large storage area in the stern, I still installed these on the stern and use removeable bungees to allow even more storage once the storage compartment is loaded. Great product!!!

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        5.0

        deck rigging kit

        By dave

        from the city of lake michigan

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Attach

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Recreational Paddlers
          • Touring

          Comments about NRS Kayak Deck Rigging Kit:

          I recommend this item for anyone who's kayak does not have any deck rigging or needs replacement........my kayak did not have any rigging on the bow and now I cant bellieve I didn't purchase this before.......I can now carry my gear.....beverages ect and have easy access to it all.

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