We, at Simon River Sports, got to thinking about creating a product which could actually retrofit a windsurfboard and turn it into a sit-on-top kayak for touring and playing. Several experiments later, the "KayaKit" frame, with its molded seat and adjustable footrest, was born.
Easy to install, KayaKit simply attaches to the top of your windsurfboard with the rubber Well locks provided. Best yet, the fasteners can be easily unscrewed so you can enjoy kayaking or windsurfing depending on your mood and wind conditions.
Our patented foot-controlled steering mechanism is incorporated into the footrest and is attached to the over-stern, 'kick-up' rudder by cables. These cables allow for quick and accurate adjustments to the rudder, no knots. The craft tracks well, and with the steering option added, you can enjoy faster speeds through the water with no strain on your body. The rudder is also particularly handy in side winds.
The footrest can also be quickly adjusted to accommodate paddlers from approximately 4'3" to 6'6" tall. Not only is the KayaKit great for kids and adults, the footrest is designed to keep the body in proper alignment for flatwater paddling which means: no splayed legs!
KayaKit offers an unparalleled kayaking experience when compared with traditional kayaks, and including the price of a used windsurfboard, KayaKit sit-on-top kayaks cost approximately 50% less.