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  Skegs don't work that way
  Posted by: radar099 on Jan-24-13 12:19 AM (EST)
 

It is wrong to say, "the more your kayak wants to weathercock, the deeper you'll set the skeg." You have to think about where the wind and/or current is coming from and which way the kayak is turning.

If the kayak is turning to the side the wind is coming from, add skeg depth. If the kayak turns away from the side the wind is coming from, retract skeg depth.

Think of the kayak as being on a pivot at the cockpit. The idea is to keep the forces in balance between bow and stern and the kayak stops turning. In windy conditions, too much skeg is just as bad as too little. Dial it in for the particular conditions and they work great.

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