CHOOSE YOUR BRIDGE SIZE – NEED HELP?
Made by outdoor enthusiasts, for outdoor enthusiasts. Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizers are the premier kayak stabilizers in the outdoor industry. Every material and part are all painstakingly manufactured and designed so the last thing you have to worry about while kayaking, is being unstable!
- 5 Year Warranty
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES
- Hydrodynamic Design
- Five Colors to Choose From
- Bridge with Telescoping Arms that Extend 22" in Each Direction
- High Quality Kayak Clamps
- Upgraded Hardware
Dimensions of the floats
36.5″ long x 7.4″ wide x 8″ tall
Weight of the floats
4lbs 3oz each
27lbs per float
Dimensions of the Bridge
30″ Bridge = 30″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall
36″ Bridge = 36″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall
40″ Bridge = 40″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall
45″ Bridge = 45″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall
Weight of the Bridge
30″ Bridge = 2.07lbs
36″ Bridge = 2.48lbs
40″ Bridge = 2.76lbs
45″ Bridge = 3.10lbs
Weight of the Clamps
2lbs 4oz as a pair
Floats: Polyethylene plastic
Bridge & Clamps: Aluminum
Frequently Asked Questions
What do the sizes mean and which size is right for me?
The sizes (30″, 36″, 40″ and 45″) represent the width of the bridge. Every kayak stabilizer set needs a bridge to operate, as the extension arms slide in and out of the bridge, and the floats slide up and down on the arms. To help you determine what size you need, please check out our handy guide by clicking here.
How much does everything weigh?
The floats weigh 4lbs 3oz each. Because the bridge comes in 4 different sizes, it also had 4 different weights. The 30″ weighs 2.07lbs. The 36″ bridge weighs 2.48lbs. The 40″ bridge weighs 2.76lbs. And the 45″ weighs 3.10lbs. The kayak clamps weigh 2lbs 4oz as a pair.
All together, the entire kayak stabilizer set weighs between 13.77lbs and 14.8lbs depending on the width of your chosen bridge.
What are the dimensions of the floats?
Tip to tip, the floats are 36.5″ long. They are 7.4″ wide and are 8″ tall.
What materials are used?
The floats are made using strong polyethylene plastic. All of the metal extrusions and tubing are made of aluminum, as well as the clamps. The u-hooks are made of stainless steel.
Does your kayak stabilizer fit my kayak?
The Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Complete Set will fit nearly any kayak. The only reason there could be limitations is if you have a very short kayak and the stabilizer would interfere with paddling.
If you have any questions about compatibility, feel free to reach out to us by clicking here.
If you have questions about what size bridge to purchase, check out our handy guide by clicking here.
What are the differences between the canoe stabilizer and kayak stabilizer?
The only difference between the canoe stabilizer set and kayak stabilizer set is the clamps that are used. The canoe stabilizer comes with an angle clamp that allows you to clamp the bridge onto the gunwale of the canoe. Because most kayaks don’t have a lip to use with an angle clamp, we had to manufacturer a different clamping system for kayaks.
Can the kayak stabilizer expand or get wider?
Of course! At a minimum, a Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Set is going to be whatever width of bridge you decide to buy. But each set contains two telescoping arms. These telescoping arms can be extended up to 20″, giving you an extra 40″ of horizontal stability and safety.
What is the buoyancy rating per float?
The buoyancy rating per float is 27lbs.
What is the recommended speed limit while using the kayak stabilizer?
We recommended that while the kayak is in motion, the bottom of the float touches the top of the water level. This will help ensure little to no lag. However, due to the hydrodynamic shape of the floats, there should still be very little lag if the floats become partially submerged while in motion.
We recommend speeds of less than 10mph. If moving faster than that, we would advise you lift the floats out of the water. Higher speeds can cause stress on the gunwales where the bridge is clamped.
Do I have to screw into my canoe?
Absolutely not! Our canoe stabilizer set is very easy to install and requires absolutely no screwing or damage to your canoe.
Check out our install directions to see just how easy the set is to install.
What's included in each shipment?
Each shipment contains everything that you’ll need to get going. That includes two stabilizer floats, a bridge, two telescoping arms, two vertical tubes, and a set of clamps.
Can I find your kayak stabilizer in retail stores?
Currently, we are online only. We are actively growing our dealer network and as we continue to expand into new retail locations, we will add a handy link to our website which shows where you may find our kayak stabilizer sets.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We can ship anywhere that mail is delivered.
We have designed every square inch of our floats to be as hydrodynamic as possible. Our sleek and smooth lines, along with our choice of polyethylene plastic, allow you to glide effortlessly through the water.
Our customers love to match their canoe or kayak with Bold Ivy floats. That’s why we’ve manufactured 5 different colors so that you can choose the perfect color.
Bridge with Telescoping Arms
We made our bridge and extension arms out of high-quality anodized aluminum so that you can be assured that they will never fail or break. The extension arms easily slide in and out of the bridge, allowing up to an additional 22″ of extension in each direction. If you couple that with our 45″ bridge, you can have a kayak stabilizer that spans over 7ft!
High Quality Kayak Adapter Clamps
Our clamps are designed to fit directly on top of your kayak. We include everything you’ll need including Rubber-Insulated Brass Rivets if you’re unable to access inside your kayak or reach the bolts at the install location.
Bold Ivy provides upgraded hardware for every set. Every Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer set contains 31 different parts and 90 pieces, and we made sure to source the best hardware we could find.
Remove the quick-release pin allowing access to the bolts. Remove the bolts, washers and nuts from the U-Bracket and set aside.
Reinsert the quick-release pin into the U-Bracket.
Loosen the knobs to open the jaws, allowing enough space to slide the bridge through.
Insert the Bridge
Slide the bridge through the jaws and tighten the knobs. Allow enough pressure to still be able to adjust the bridge as needed.
Place Clamps & Bridge on Kayak
Place the clamps and bridge over your kayak in the desired position. Make sure to allow enough space for paddling.
Draw Around Brackets
Using a pencil, trace around each bracket.
Remove the quick-release pin. Place the U-Brackets back onto your kayak on top of your previously traced locations.
Drill 1/4'' Holes
Using a drill with a 1/4″ drill bit, drill directly through the holes of the U-Bracket and through the kayak.
If you do NOT have access to inside your kayak – OR – you won’t be able to reach your install location inside the kayak, we have included Rubber-Insulated Brass Rivets with each order. For these installations, you’ll need to drill a hole using a 1/2″ drill bit. Insert Rubber Rivets into your hole, and proceed with the install.
With the U-Bracket on your kayak, insert the screw along with a washer so the washer sits on top of the U-Bracket.
Inside your kayak, place the two larger washers so that they will be touching the kayak, and then finally, twist on the nuts.
To tighten the nuts, you may need to use pliers to grip onto the nuts while you tighten the bolts. This will allow for a airtight and waterproof seal.