DIY: Retractable Skeg

As a photographer, I understand the value of the right tool for the job. That does translate well in kayaking. I have a 14.5’ Sea Touring Kayak as well as 9.5’ Fishing Kayak, and they both have their purposes. The fishing kayak has awesome stability, is not too slow, but doesn’t track all that well and the tracking is one of the most important features for shooting photography from a kayak.

For example: If I am paddling then stop, grab my camera and to take a shot … by the time I’m ready we have spun nearly 180 degrees and I have likely missed my target. Now, I know I could get a different kayak, but being the crafty fiddler that I am, I thought I would try my had at a DYI Retractable Skeg.

DYI: Skeg Parts List

$50.00
9.8

Quality

10.0/10

Installation

10.0/10

Functionality

10.0/10

Value

10.0/10

Durability

10.0/10

Ease of Use

9.0/10

What I liked

  • Solid Construction
  • Not to big
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to build
  • Tracks True
  • Mage of strong composition & steel

What I did not like

  • Need a few power tools

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