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Re: Old Fiberglass Frontiersman(Rudder/Skeg/None?)
Date: 6/10/2001, 1:37 am

:I used to have one of those and if I remember rightly it had a slot in the stern and a pin or pivot that provided a place for a thin (1/8 in.) skeg to be mounted. I remember that the one I had tracked much better with the skeg down, but when things got rougher or I needed maneuverability, I raised the skeg. You could probably mount a piece of aluminum in place of the skeg and adapt the after end to swivel for a rudder, but you would then have to deal with rudder lines, etc. I would tend to skip the hassle and live with the skeg alone.
I sometimes wish that I still had the boat as it was fine for knocking around on short daytrips on the harbour or around Granville Island.

I have an old Fiberglass Frontiersman Sea Kayak. It was probably manufactured
: in Canada (New Westminster BC) around the late 1960's or early 1970's.
: Should I consider putting a rudder, skeg on it our should I just leave it
: as is? Can I build one? What is the big difference between a rudder and
: skeg? (performance wise?)

Messages In This Thread

Old Fiberglass Frontiersman(Rudder/Skeg/None?))
Warner -- 6/7/2001, 3:02 pm
Re: Old Fiberglass Frontiersman(Rudder/Skeg/None?)
Ron -- 6/10/2001, 1:37 am
new rudder on older boat?
Paul G. Jacobson -- 6/8/2001, 4:09 am