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  Skeg box and Ice?
  Posted by: davejjj on Mar-03-13 6:01 PM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

I am temporarily storing someones kayak out in the winter weather. Has anyone ever suffered damage to the skeg box due to ice freezing? This is a plastic kayak. Thanks.

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  I paddle a 14' Necky with a skeg in the
  Posted by: shirlann on Mar-03-13 9:43 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Mar-03-13 9:44 PM EST --

winter and have never had any trouble. But Necky has a great reputation for having little to no problems.
I also paddle a 16' Necky with a skeg, also in Michigan winters and no problems.
Due to space contraints, mine are stored on their sides.
I do store them inside after paddling.

 
 
  I would avoid storing it inverted...
  Posted by: BNystrom on Mar-04-13 7:13 AM (EST)
...and uncovered, which would prevent any ice formation in the skeg box. It you can't do that, put a stip of duct or packing tape over the skeg slot.
 
 
  Duct tape
  Posted by: davejjj on Mar-04-13 1:02 PM (EST)
I was considering duct tape. Thanks. I will do that.
 

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