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Selden Rodkicker - Standard Spring

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Rodkicker rigid vang

A Seldén rodkicker facilitates sail handling when reefing, preventing the boom from dropping into the cockpit or onto the coach roof. When fitted with a Seldén gas spring, it lifts the boom when the kicking strap is released.  Excellent for trimming the mainsail in light air. The Seldén rokkicker also doubles the purchase of your kicking strap.


  • END FITTING: The rounded end fitting, with enclosed sheave and reefing split pin, is designed to avoid snagging sails or crew.
  • EXTRUSIONS: The inner extrusion end plug acts as an easy-slide bushing and prevents metal to metal contact. The upper sliding bearing also acts as an elastic buffer to dampen the shock if the kicker suddenly bottoms out.
  • GAS SPRING: The rodkicker can be supplied with an optional integral gas spring. This lifts the boom when the kicking strap is released, opening the leech of the sail.  A rodkicker with a gas spring replaces the topping lift, making reefing fast & simple. The gas spring is easily retrofitted to a rodkicker that does not have a spring.
  • EASILY INSTALLED, EASILY OPERATED: The extended block attachment lug allows the block to turn, enabling the tackle to be operated from either port or starboard.  The rodkicker is supplied with detailed instructions and is easily fitted.  If a rodkicker is retrofitted to an existing rig, the original kicking strap tackle can still be used.  Seldén rodkickers are made of anodised aluminium and carefully tested to meet stringent quality and performance standards.

Choosing the right size

The choice of rodkicker is based mainly on the righting moment of the yacht, a measure of it's ability to carry sail.  This is approximately proportional to displacement.  The second input is the rig type (masthead or fractional).   The table below shows the correct type for monohulls.
Gas springs are available in a range of strengths, to cover variations in boom weight (including the stowed sail) and the rodkicker angle.  The angle varies with gooseneck height and kicker length.  If in doubt, ask Coates Marine, Northern Spars for more information.



Type 5

Type 10

Type 20

Type 30

Max displacement

Fractional rig

2.5 tonnes

5 tonnes

9 tonnes

20 tonnes

Masthead rig

3.9 tonnes

6 tonnes

11 tonnes

25 tonnes

Current Seldén boom section





Previous Seldén / Kemp boom sections

86/59 - 111/75

86/59 - 111/75, 128/90

150/105-189/132, 206/139

Height of Boom








Type of Rodkicker

05 Standard

10 Standard

10 Long

20 Standard

20 Long

30 Standard

30 Long

Minimum length








Safe working load





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