with a trailing wishbone frame hinged on the gunwales. I've wanted to do it for our traveling solo/tandem, our 15' highly rockered MR Synergy. It is a very cranky tandem, and when I take my spouse out on a lake below the Tetons, a drop skeg would allow the hull to proceed more efficiently.
But even on easy whitewater, a skeg in a box similar to those in sea kayaks would leave the stern of a composite canoe very vulnerable to ledge damage. The beauty of a drop skeg is that it can be knocked up out of the way by rocks and ledges, and there's no skeg box to be damaged.
Usually I have to think about such a thing for a year or two, and suddenly it exists and works. I hope.
Kayak & Canoe Covers
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