SailboatsToGo Telescoping Kayak Stabilizers with Lever Lock Clamps

Stay right side up!.  Pontoons on telescoping arms with easy-on, easy-off pin release to make installation and removal fast and easy.  Two styles(see below) and optional carry bag.  All metal parts are anodized corrosion resistant aluminum or stainless steel so it's ready for the salt water.  We ship worldwide.  Questions on anything: 1-978-263-7598

Hydrodynamic floats in medium-extension position.  They can go wider (see photo at right) and they can come all the way into the hull.  They also adjust up and down.

Ethafoam floats in fully extended position


It's very effective and durable.  Ethafoam is resilient, tough, not brittle, and very UV resistant. Gray only.  

We sell two styles.  Picture above left is the Hydrodynamic style..  It is more expensive than the Ethafoam style (pictured above right) but it features a more streamlined float for less splash and less drag.   Rugged: The hydrodynamic floats are roto-molded using the same techniques and materials as most kayaks nowadays. Hyrdrodynamic float colors available: Red, Yellow, Magno and Gray. (see below) Specify in comment space during checkout. Ethafoam floats are gray.  Clamp at end of float arms is a lever lock design on both styles. Optional carry bag for either style stabilizer.   Keep all the parts together and carry them easily when off the kayak.  Only $29 and no additional shipping when bought with stabilizer.   Photo shows hydrodynamic floats in yellow.

Hydrodynamic Float Color Choices


Installation and Adjustability.

There are many different terms used for this type of thing:  Kayak stabilizers, kayak outriggers, kayak pontoons, kayak amas, etc.  Here is a schematic drawing showing the parts of the system from head on.  All parts are included.  Photos below will make it even easier to understand.

Adjustable in and out and up and down.  Easy installation.  Two little brackets remain on the deck but rest of system removes with just two pins.  

Here is how it works:

1.  Bolt brackets to deck.   Brackets, bolts and nuts are included with stabilizer. 

Optional rubber nuts:  If bolting where you have no access to back side, no problem -- use rubber expansion nuts (well nuts). Set of 4 rubber expansion nuts for installation where you can't get to under side of deck to hold a conventional nut. These "well nuts" have brass female threads bonded to a rubber casing that inserts into the hole like a hollow-wall anchor you might use in your house (only stronger, because your deck is not made of sheetrock!).  Same fastener sometimes used to attach luggage racks to cars.  More info on Rubber Nuts

Optional extra pair deck brackets.  This is the only part that is permanently installed on your kayak.  The rest of the system mates to it with 2 pins and therefore goes on and comes off quickly and easily.  More info on Extra Brackets

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2.  Easy- on, easy-off legs attach with pin.  Included with stabilizer. Legs & brackets also available w/out stabilizer: More info on Legs & Brackets

Floats in retracted position (above) and fully extended (below)

3.  Crossbar is clamped by legs.  Floats are either Ethafoam (shown here ) or Hydrodynamic (further down the page).  Works for sit-on-tops too, using rubber nuts. Back deck installation works too.

Easy adjustment in/out and up/down. 

Easy removal -- just pull the pins.

Standard crossbar length for either float style is 30 inches.  (Crossbar is the center section that float arms slide into.  Also called a "universal Receiver or UR).  If you prefer a 36-inch, 40-inch or 45-inch crossbar, please request it in the comment space when you check out.  No extra charge for a longer crossbar.

4.  Float arms slide into tunnels in the crossbar and snap into position (snap detents at 6-inch intervals).   

Kayak stabilizer with Hydrodynamic Floats

Kayak stabilizer with Hydrodynamic Floats

If planning to get kayak sail kit later, these floats are better for sailing.  And the come in colors!  Also better for motoring.   

Pontoon height  adjustable.  No tool adjustment:  Lever locks tighten the float clamps.


See them on unmanned kayak drone built by MIT engineers:  Click Here

Hi Jim, I'm loving how easy the stabilizer outrigger and pontoons were to install on my kayak (WS Tarpon 100).

-  Rick R., May 2006 

Kayak Sail Rigs

Kayak sail kits can be attached two ways: Bolt-on, quick-release kayak sail kit which uses the same brackets as the Kayak Stabilizer or Strap-on Any Kayak Sail kit  (no drilling). More Info  


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Kayak stabilizer with gray HD floats.  Yellow, red and mango also available usually.  Specify color in comment space when you check out (gray is the default if you do not specify).
A closer look at the mounting system. 


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