Re: Rudder or skeg

Posted by Alex Ferguson on Mar 3, 2008

Just note that Paul Caffyn, when circumnavigating Australia, changed from a skeg to a rudder and claimed at least a 10% increase in distance a day.

Basically a skeg is a failed rudder !!!!! Also note the problems Freya had with her skeg when circumnavigating the South Island of New Zealand - gravel jamming it so it would not deploy. It appears to be a common complaint. As for strength of rudders, I lift my kayak fully loaded, using the rudder as a handle.


In Response to: Re: Rudder or skeg by Paul Gow on Feb 25, 2008


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