Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
 





 
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Keels don't bother me either
  Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Oct-25-12 11:44 PM (EST)
 

I have a full 1" lake keel on my 17' wooden Old Town OTCA. It's very easy to turn with a modest heel, which raises the keel out of the water.

The keel probably inhibits sideslips more than turning, but I think it's an advantage for straight ahead lake paddling, which is what you do 99% of the time on lakes.

If you really hate a T keel on an aluminum canoe, I suppose you could just grind it off with some sort of power tool.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Gear Bags

Heel and Pegpads™

Kayak Deck Gear Bags

Paddle Floats

Women's PFD's

Table of Contents

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Paddling.net Inc.
Sweepstakes Banjo Shirt