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APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder Kit

4.413043478260869 out of 5 stars
46 Reviews
$899.00
Color:Black

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Why We Like The APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder Kit

Just because paddling our boat is our favorite arm workout doesn't mean we want to expend our energy when we could be relaxing on the lake. With the APEX Pedal Drive, our arms, abs, and chest can rest while we propel the boat forward hands-free. The Pedal Drive and Rudder Kit lets us direct our BOTE vessel in any direction—forward, backward, and directly to our favorite beach. Our feet stay comfortable pedaling on the spacious platforms, and the spring-loaded rudder kicks up to prevent damage while on the move.


Details

  • Add hands-free speed to your BOTE craft with this pedal-drive pack
  • Compatible with BOTE vessels that have a Pedal Port
  • Pedals with intuitive turning and smooth forward and reverse driving
  • Speedy 10:1 gear ratio turns propeller 10 times for every rotation
  • Wide platform with comfortable straps to fit most feet
  • Porthole window allows a peek at wildlife under the boat
  • Storage bag included for safe stowing and easy transport
  • Item #BOT000F
Material
aluminum
Claimed Weight
[APEX Pedal Drive] 15lb, [rudder] 5lb, [tools] 1lb 1.6oz, [3in fin] 3.2oz
Activity
paddle
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 46 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 33 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

November 8, 2023

It doesn't feel sturdy with

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It doesn't feel sturdy with an inflatable kayak. I'm not sure how it would be with a hard body kayak or SUP. It didn't have a smooth fluid motion when peddling.

Richard I.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

4 out of 5 stars

November 1, 2023

Apex Pedal Drive

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Looks heavy duty 4 stars only due to the camels piped out off pins when trued to pull the pin out. Otherwise great so far.

Slava
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

4 out of 5 stars

October 15, 2023

Drive works well. Makes moving

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Drive works well. Makes moving while casting easy. Mount broke loose when assembling out-of-the box. Reglued it and it works fine. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars.

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Lawrence L.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

September 2, 2022

Apex Pedal System

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great pedal system that is built with quality material. Ease of use and very easy to assemble.

Tia
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2022

Amazing!

Very quick and easy set up (once you do it the first time) and such a good time on the water! I get so many compliments and inquiries about the peddles. I have the Breeze as well so breaking down and storing the Rockham with the APEX pedal drive and rudder system isn’t quite as easy, but for such a large board/accessories, I can’t complain!

Amanda V.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

2 out of 5 stars

May 20, 2022

Great idea but needs improvement

Love the idea of pedal drive and while using it in the water it's a game changer. Gets you were you want to go quickly and easily. Frees hands for other things, most obviously fishing. Problem is execution. Quickly lifting the system up to avoid debris, grass or shallow water is virtually impossible. Maybe it's me, but every time I try the unit takes a lot of effort to lift up. It's tricky and requires pre-planning to get the drive unit up in time to avoid damage or the prop getting tangled with grass, etc. Last is storage. The pedal drive is extremely awkward to store without taking it apart. Needs a special protective bag or box to be designed to help with safely storing it. I'd buy something if made available as an add on. The negatives do not outway the positives, because it's just what's available. But watch for something better to come along, seems inevitable.

Scott T.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

April 19, 2022

Built like a tank but lite!

The pedal drive is built like a tank yet not that heavy at all! I LOVE how it can swivel out of the way and it is sooo easy to i stall. The only thing I would change is making the clear port cover have some sort of leash so it can just sit to the side when you are using the Apex and not have to worry about loosing it. I alternate between the pedal drive and paddling for a great experience on the water and to vary my workout.

Hector G.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

April 14, 2022

Great Customer Service

Part came in as I ordered. Great customer service.

Veronica G.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

April 11, 2022

Looking forward to using this

Looking forward to using this as way of exercising.

Michelle L.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE

5 out of 5 stars

April 11, 2022

Rudder system

Rudder system is very efficient! I had to slow my pedaling down in order to troll for fish.

Ray S.
BOTE

Originally reviewed on BOTE