I bought a couple of inflatable kayaks. A friend and I are planning on taking them on a weekend river trip. The reviews I've read for this specific yak, people say the tracking is not very good. I want to make a skeg to add to the bottom.
How big should a skeg be for a decently fast moving river? I was planning on about 4" by 6" to track better. Would this be too big and make it too difficult to turn?
I was planning on using a type of press board or other wood. Is this the best thing to make a skeg out of of?
Please respond if you have legitimate advice. Please don't tell me that I should buy new/better kayaks. I already have the yaks and the trip is soon so adding a skeg is my only option at this point.
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Your other option ...|
Posted by: Kocho on Mar-23-13 11:14 PM (EST)
Is to actually paddle the thing loaded to see if you need a skeg or not...
Posted by: tylerkski on Mar-23-13 11:16 PM (EST)
how big was the skeg you made out of scrap plastic?
Posted by: edzep on Mar-24-13 12:49 AM (EST)
Posted by: Kocho on Mar-24-13 8:24 PM (EST)
Link to Video|
Posted by: Kocho on Mar-24-13 8:45 PM (EST)
Here is the Sterling video that I mentioned. With the skeg down the boat can zigzag http://youtu.be/9MCHHwr6MYU
Tracking and you?|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-24-13 8:35 AM (EST)
Posted by: LeeG on Mar-24-13 11:35 AM (EST)
Try a strap on|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Mar-24-13 10:41 AM (EST)
:-) Could of had a V-8...|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-24-13 11:32 AM (EST)