Native Watercraft Steering Upgrade

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)



Turn your Native watercraft into a a new kayak with the this steering upgrade. This conversion can be done in 30 minutes and removes the steering stops and allows the rudder to really bite into the water.

We have designed a new drum and rear disc for a new steering cord to run. This cord is now a high speed spectra with an average breaking strength of 290kg (639.341 lb) and is connected by a looped crimp and tied at the rear.

The new rear disc gives you the ability to tension the rudder to take the last piece of play from the handle and give you a truly direct steering feel.

The increased angle of the rudder also allows you to turn on a dime and the added bonus of aiding in loading and unloading by being able to move it to one side.

This fits the following kayaks..

  • Slayer Propel 10
  • Slayer Propel 13
  • Ultimate FX Propel
  • Manta Ray Propel 12

!!! Check out the turning in action !!! here

5 reviews for Native Watercraft Steering Upgrade

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Reece Simmonds.

    I’ve had this steering upgrade fitted and can only say good things of it. My lure fishing was suffering fishing snags in river and lakes and saw this upgrade.
    The first time on the water after with the upgrade I was quite amazed. As soon as I turned the steering handle the slayer13 instantly started turning, and sharp too. That was complimenting the new BerleyPro rudder and even at a drift this steering upgrade helps to set you on the perfect course. If you upgrade the steering you will not be disappointed.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Anderson (verified owner)

    This is a great upgrade for the slayer. Improves performance and reliability. I snapped 2 steel cables before upgrading to berleypro steering and one was in the wilderness a long way from anywhere. Luckily i was up shit creek with a paddle

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I originally purchased the rudder upgrade from BerleyPro and noticed immediate improvements in my slayer 13. I then eagerly bought the steering conversion after watching a few videos of the difference in turning circle and it’s all true.
    Not only do I have complete control in all conditions I’ve been out in, the best part is the feel of immediate contact to the rudder which was absent in the original setup. I always found even when I tightened the steering with the old wire cable, whenever I initiated a turn there would always be a small lag. Which would mean I was constantly zig zagging trying to make those sometimes small adjustments necessary.
    Now with the cord that BerleyPro use the response is immediate. I fish largely open bays but I can imagine if I were a fresh water fisher, or worked in tight areas with trees/obstacles this would be a game changer.
    I would strongly suggest both upgrades and especially the steering the conversion.
    I was also fortunate enough to have a lot of advice from Martyn himself on the installation process, he sent me pics, offered suggestions and even called me on the phone. Excellent customer service.
    Thanks BerleyPro for refining and improving yet another kayak problem. Keep up the good work

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was a fantastic addition to my Berleypro Rudder Upgrade. Not only has it helped with tracking but it has also allowed me to have extra control in all weather conditions, it also has increased my turning efficiency again. Another great product.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Forrest

    Recently installed this steering kit in conjunction with the rudder upgrade. Install was straight forward with detailed instructions. Everything is provided in this complete kit including a length of braid to use as a pull through! Dramatically increased rudder angle, improved steering, response and feel. A definite improvement on its own, however once install with the BerleyPro rudder upgrade it is something I would definitely recommend. 100% happy.

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