Installing a skeg

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Installing a skeg

Postby gnarlydog » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:33 am

Has anybody installed (retrofitted) a skeg box on a sea kayak?
What was the most difficult part?
And what componensts did you use and where did you source them from?

I am interested in doing the project on a kayak that is designed to have a skeg but was outfitted without one.
I woud rather have the skeg adjustment as under deck wire instead of on deck rope job.

Any ideas/comments welcome.


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Re: Installing a skeg

Postby gages » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:58 pm

I have retro fitted 6 skegs and its a pretty easy job if you have some glassing knowledge

The skeg's I make have an aero-foiled shape to the blade rather than a squared off one every other manufacture uses as it is more efficient through the water and has a much smaller box as well
Here is some reference to a retro job a member of the NSW seakayak club did --quite handy

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