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  Replacement Skeg
  Posted by: monikawithak on May-20-13 8:11 AM (EST)
   Category: Other Gear 

I have an old pelican Zest with a detachable skeg. On my last trip, I hit a good-sized rock and lost the skeg. Pelican says the kayak is too old and they don't sell that style anymore, much less have a replacement skeg available. It was just a flat piece that slid into a channel at the bottom of the kayak. Anyone have any idea where I could get one?

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  I'm by no means an expert, and
  Posted by: mbsun on May-21-13 5:01 PM (EST)
There could be more useful suggestions, but that's what I'd do in such case:

- Check other websites, say ebay ..., that sell used parts.
- Maybe by chance someone has one laying around, not necessarily the same, but as long as the skeg fits into the channel.
- As a last resort (which is a bit more involved), if you know somebody handy, you can always customize/build your own skeg from a piece of wood with the right measurements. There's at least one video @amazon.com, from someone that built a whole wood skeg+base in one hour time. Albeit it's not the same as your situation, it shows that it can be done. Link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Intex-68306EP-Challenger-K2-Kayak/product-reviews/B00177FIJ8/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1


 

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