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Install these footbraces in your kayak for a strong, adjustable foot system.
  • Sturdy aluminum foot peg track provides 16 peg positions for 12" of adjustability.
  • Simple locking system is easy to move forward and back with one hand.
  • Grooves in the track prevent sand and other debris from jamming the system.

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  • video: Quick Tips | How to Install Kayak Footbraces
    Quick Tips | How to Install Kayak Footbraces
    Length:1:46
Track length: 15"
Adjustment slots: 16
Range: 12"
Weight: 1.25 lbs for the set of 2 braces plus mounting hardware
Includes:
  • Mounting hardware
Features:
  • Mounting bolt holes are 14.5", center-to-center

video: Quick Tips | How to Install Kayak Footbraces

Quick Tips | How to Install Kayak Footbraces (1:46)

This video shows you how to install a set of Werner Kayak Footbraces.

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  • Werner Kayak Footbraces

    Q:

    I have a rotomolded 10'duck boat-open kayak. I want to add your foot braces but can they be epoxy or glued vs screws? Any other ideas so I don't have to drill, worried about leaks? Thank you kindly. Bill
    Asked on 2/15/2015 by Bill Buckley from Clarion, PA

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Bill- I installed them in a new strip kayak. Since I could install them
      onto a board and then glue the board to the inside of the boat, leaks
      aren't possible. They are great foot races- no warping or bending when
      stressing them. Karen

      Answered on 3/3/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I feel your pain not wanting to drill holes but thats the best way to secure them… As long as you use rubber washers you should be fine. But if you want to try something else first, you could try goop glue made to hold on the surface of the type of material that you boat is made from. But I would drill the holes to attach them… If you ever take them off you can repair the holes with the same material your boat is made from by using a solder iron and a propane touch…. Easy…
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 2/17/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I installed some by fiberglassing them in. However, you would need to find an epoxy that will adhere to the rotomolded plastic. Other than that, they are long enough to just glass over both ends.

      Answered on 2/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bill, gluing them directly to the boat won't work, there'd be too much force against narrow glue bonds. If you can't screw them in you could mount them on something wider, that would give a larger area for the glue to bond. G/flex Epoxy, Item # 50215.01, would be my suggestion for the adhesive. If you do use screws you can bed them in with Aquaseal Adhesive, # 35001.01, to prevent leakage.

      Answered on 2/16/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I installed a pair of these on a rotomolded Old Towne Otter using the supplied bolts and neoprene washers. There are no leaks.
      As far as epoxy goes you could do it the way you install foot braces in a wooden Kayak like a Pygmy. You don't epoxy the footbraces in. You epoxy studs to the kayak then bolt the foot braces to the studs. I have attached a picture of what these types of studs look like. If the picture does not come through, do a search on Kayak footbrace studs.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 2/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Bill ,
      Unsure about trying to epoxy in place
      would probably work but there is really
      no need to worry about leaks the screws
      should have rubber or Teflon washers.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I do not believe that an epoxy would hold these rails/pegs in place. I
      have these installed on all of my kayaks and have no leak problem
      whatsoever. If you're concerned about leaks you might consider an
      additional washer outside the boat or perhaps some sealant.
      Drew

      Answered on 2/16/2015 by kesukseeker from Tidewater, Virginia
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can strongly recommend these foot braces. Last summer the plastic foot braces on a 10' rotomolded Walden kayak we still use broke. I purchased these metal foot braces from NRS and installed them without too much difficulty. The holes did not perfectly match so I did end up drilling one new hole on each side. I used soft, wide rubber washers on either side of the bolts for the new installation and the original hole that was no longer in use, I placed a size appropriate slotted screw with again the washers on either side of the hole. Clean installation and dry as a duck's butt!I personally would not use epoxy or glue. One does end up putting a lot of force on foot braces. Also if you have no existing holes, it would probably be easier to measure and drill from the outside of the hull, although I am not entirely sure what a duck boat-open kayak is.
      Steve KriegerYork, PA

      Answered on 2/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Will the holes be below the water line? I am guessing not. If you drill the holes so the screws are tight to fit you should be fine with some rubber washers. I installed these in a white water slalom boat 7 years ago, no leaks yet. Even paddled it down the Grand Canyon. If you are uneasy about the install, find a reputable outfitter to do the work for you.

      Answered on 2/15/2015 by Anonymous
  • Werner Kayak Footbraces

    Q:

    Will these work if there are no current footholds or mounts?
    Asked on 6/15/2014 by greenhorn from upstate NY

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You would have to drill holes in the sides of the boat to mount them.
      Not a big deal, just use some silicon sealant to make them watertight
      after installation, but something that makes lots of people squeamish.

      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If there are no mount provisions, then you will have to make your own. Typical for open boat fit-out
      Sent from Doug Shields' iPhone

      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, you can. Take a look at the installation instructions, there in the More Information section on the product page.

      Answered on 6/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. These foot rests will work on any kayak as long as there is a flat surface to mount the track to.
      Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

      Answered on 6/15/2014 by Anonymous
  • Werner Kayak Footbraces

    Q:

    I have the rails just need the foot pads are they sold separately?
    Asked on 3/14/2014 by markttnc from Ardmore, OK

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Pads for these footbraces are $20 per set. Call 800.635.5202 to order.

      Answered on 3/18/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Werner Kayak Footbraces

    Q:

    Hi,
    I have Swift Osprey that I would like to install foot braces in.
    I've been thinking about drilling holes through the hull for mounting and am just curious about whether there is a chance of the holes elongating over time and are there precautions to take to prevent this from happening. With $3000 on the line, I don't want to make a mistake.
    Thank you,
    Jack
    Asked on 2/19/2014 by Jack from Massena, NY

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know about the holes elongating but if you keep the screws tight it will keep the braces from moving and elongating the holes. Another thing to look at is thickness of hull and quality of material. Thinner hull and low grade material will probably elongate over time. You can also use rivets which may be a better option.

      Answered on 3/10/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello Jack,
      I have used these Werner Foot Brace for a few years and have not had the holes in the kayak elongating.
      I think the key is have them bolted down tight enough so that the aluminium rails do not shift or rattle on the kayak hull when your leg pressure is applied to the pedal.
      cheers
      Amos

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Jack
      I use to work for Eddyline years ago and I have installed a lot of foot
      braces and as long as there tight you will not have a problem, once you
      have everything set put some blue Loctite on the hard wear and you will
      never have worry.
      Cheers,
      Jim

      Answered on 2/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Jack-
      I am not sure about the the holes elongating over time. You are diligent about the screw/bolt staying tight I would assume the holes would not change. IF the hole xdid change a simple setup in size for the use of a plastic anchor sleeve could be considered. I hope this helps. I installed them a simple flat water open kayak, they seemed to work well. Kyle

      Answered on 2/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Jack,
      Sorry for the delay, I installed mine
      on a Guillemot cedar. What I read and
      did was to drill my holes slightly larger
      about a good 1/16th all the way around.
      Then I taped off the hole on one side
      and filled it with epoxy. Then I drilled my
      holes in the center so no wood was
      exposed. This was drilled through the
      epoxy and fiberglass. So it was a good
      strong hole and bolts sealed good and
      tight. Very solid foot brace system I
      like mine real well. Make sure you
      set them far enough forward but close
      enough for shorter legs or in case you
      like to change your own leg position to
      help prevent cramping.
      Good Luck
      Tim
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Well I am not sure about the construction of the Swift, but I have mounted foot braces like these in many kevlar boats over the years and I have not seen issues if done carefully. Make sure you use a high quality drill bit that is very close to the size of the screws, run at high speed and make the hole slowly. Make sure you have the holes in the right place of course. Look for any reinforcement areas in the hull, I would not drill through foam core sections, only pure composite. To give you a tiny extra bit of peace of mind you can set the screws with resin to seal up the composite and prevent any leaking if the screws are below a water line. If you are still in doubt of doing it yourself, ask around for an experienced outfitter close to you.

      Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
  • Werner Kayak Footbraces

    Q:

    Would this fit on my Aquaterra 14' kayak?
    Asked on 5/15/2013 by BobbyG from Hawaii

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If it is a sit inside then they should fit just fine.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bobby, the track is 15" long. If you've got a flat area of that length where you want to brace your feet, and can drill holes in the boat to bolt it on, it should work.

      Answered on 5/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      measure your bolts center to center from the outside then check the specs on the hole spacing on these foot braces. should be the same but double check.

      Answered on 5/15/2013 by Anonymous
  • Werner Kayak Footbraces

    Q:

    Will these work on an IK?
    Asked on 11/28/2012 by Diane

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sadly, they won't. They need to be bolted through the sidewall of the kayak.

      Answered on 11/28/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would think these foot braces would not work on an IK since they attach with metal screws.

      Answered on 11/29/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A big No. You might get them to work but they are definitely the wrong choice for an IK. See our Inflatable Accessories page - http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product_list.asp?deptid=1090 - for three appropriate choices, depending on your boat make and its materials.

      Answered on 11/29/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. These are for a hard-shell.

      Answered on 11/29/2012 by Anonymous
  • Werner Kayak Footbraces

    Q:

    I would like to put these on a Liquid Logic Remix XP9. Existing footbraces mount on 14.5 inch centers. Are the Werner footbraces compatible?
    Asked on 10/29/2012 by Joe from Charlottesville, VA

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, the bolt holes on these braces is 14.5".

      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My measurements show 14.5 inches center-to-center for the mounting holes,
      which are sized for the supplied 1/4" mounting hardware; the holes can
      pretty easily be drilled a little larger if the mounting holes or posts
      on your boat don't fit exactly. Sounds like they should fit that boat.
      Scott

      Answered on 11/3/2012 by Anonymous
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  • Rugged (3)

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    5.0

    Footbraces exceeded expectations

    By Problem Wrangler

    from San Marcos, TX

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach
    • Improves Comfort
    • Improves Kayak Function
    • Reduces Fatigue
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Recreational Paddlers
      • Touring

      Comments about Werner Kayak Footbraces:

      After dumping my kayak in some white water I lost a foot peg on my rudder system. NRS had the best priced replacement, so I ordered. The replacement pedal that arrived from NRS was a much more rugged design than my original, it has a metal support through the peg post (not just plastic).
      Trust NRS, but don't trust your friend that tells you to run a white water shoot in a tandem kayak.

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      5.0

      A must have upgrade

      By Kayak guy

      from Cullowhee, NC

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Kayak Function
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Werner Kayak Footbraces:

          I installed these on a Liquid Logic xp10, A great kayak but its weekness was blowing out the footbraces when you mash on them hard. I installed these new braces and they are like a rock. I can't believe more kayak manufacturers don't install these from the factory.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Marty

          from Rockford, Illinois

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Attach
          • Improves Comfort
          • Improves Kayak Function
          • Reduces Fatigue
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Recreational Paddlers
            • Touring

            Comments about Werner Kayak Footbraces:

            Foot rest are easily adjusted and very strong

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt and arrived in very good condition.

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            5.0

            Werner Kayak Footbraces

            By Joe Wildlife

            from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Kayak Camping
                • Ocean Swells

                Comments about Werner Kayak Footbraces:

                These foot peddles are stronger and easier to use than the factory ones, that broke, on my sea kayak.

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                5.0

                Quality Product

                By GW

                from Ooltewah, TN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality well build

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips
                  • Flat Waters
                  • Kayak Camping
                  • Rapids Paddling
                  • Rivers

                  Comments about Werner Kayak Footbraces:

                  I used these to replace the Harmony pegs in a Mad River Outrage canoe which were junk. These stay where you set them and are built to last.

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