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




 
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  T keels
  Posted by: pblanc on Oct-26-12 7:46 AM (EST)
 

I do volunteer work for a nature society that runs day trips on a local creek that is commonly pretty shallow, at least in spots.

We had a Grumman with a T keel donated to us. The boat is in pretty good condition.

We will use it on lakes and ponds, but we have given up using it on the creek. Whoever is paddling it invariably gets it hung up, not once, but multiple times. Of course, paddlers get our Royalex boats hung up at times as well, but not anywhere near as frequently.

In shallow water, it isn't uncommon to have some portion of the hull in contact with the stream bottom at times. With a T keel canoe it is invariably the keel fin. When attempting to maneuver around an obstacle by turning or side slipping, that keel just digs in.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Deck Rigging Gear

Kayalite

Sport Cases (Electronics)

ParkerMount

Rescue / Throw Bags

Table of Contents

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


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

Sweepstakes

©2015 Paddling.net Inc.