Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizers are the best kayak stabilizers available. We’ve thought of every detail to ensure you’ll be having more fun while staying upright on your kayak. See what makes our premium kayak stabilizers so great.
- 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
Floats: Polyethylene plastic
Bridge & Clamps: Aluminum
frequently asked questions
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.
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.
All together, the entire kayak stabilizer set weighs between 13.77lbs and 14.8lbs depending on the width of your chosen bridge.
Tip to tip, the floats are 36.5" long. They are 7.4" wide and are 8" tall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The buoyancy rating per float is 27lbs.
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./p>
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 where the bridge is clamped.
Yes. The brackets need to be installed on the kayak with 2 1/4" holes on each side.
Check out our install directions to see just how easy the set is to install.
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.
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.
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 Canoe Stabilizer set contains 17 different parts and 39 pieces, and we made sure to source the best hardware we could find.
installing the kayak stabilizer
1. remove bolts
Remove the quick-release pin allowing access to the bolts. Remove the bolts, washers and nuts from the U-Bracket and set aside.
2. reinsert pin
Reinsert the quick-release pin into the U-Bracket.
3. open jaws
Loosen the knobs to open the jaws, allowing enough space to slide the bridge through.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. draw around brackets
Using a pencil, trace around each bracket.
7. release u-bracket
Remove the quick-release pin. Place the U-Brackets back onto your kayak on top of your previously traced locations.
8. 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.
9. add bolts
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.
48 reviews for Kayak Stabilizer Complete Set
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its perfectSeptember 26, 2021Verified Purchase
I’m really impressed with how the boldivy set was made. It’s extremely sturdy and easy to use. Install took a little time, but wasn’t hard. I just wanted to make sure everything was perfect. Having an additional person help makes it easier, especially just to confirm that everything is in the right place, like the brackets. Out on the water, it was nearly impossible to make it tip over.September 20, 2021Verified Purchase
4 stars because of the price, but 5 for everything else. It’s superb quality but it’s hard to justify the price. Granted, it does seem cheaper than other brands, but that doesn’t matter. I love the yellow floats to match my kayak.September 13, 2021Verified Purchase
I was hesistant to order just because I wasn’t sure about the install, but Abe talked me through it and it wasn’t hard. Everything is included that you would need, so if you don’t have easy access to the inside of your kayak, there are some rubber pieces that make it possible to install. You still need to drill into the kayak to install the brackets, but even if you decide to paddle without the stabilizers, the bracket pieces have some functionality too. overall, really happy with the purchase and will be showing them off to my friends.September 8, 2021Verified Purchase
The best thing I’ve bought for my kayak.September 7, 2021Verified Purchase
Wow is all I can say. We saw a similar outrigger while kayaking and found this one on google. I’m not sure if it’s the same one, but it works really well. My husband installed it and took him about 30 minutes. I’m not sure if it was hard or he was just being careful, but the braquets did need to be drilled into the kayak. It wasn’t a big deal for us, but could be for others.September 6, 2021Verified Purchase
Great set!September 1, 2021Verified Purchase
Purchased as a christmas gift so haven’t used it yet, but the set is beautiful.November 18, 2020Verified Purchase
It’s certainly not cheap, but installation was a breeze and it’s a gorgeous invention!November 11, 2020Verified Purchase
Would buy again!November 7, 2020Verified Purchase