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Where and how to install skeg

I think maintenance and repair access might outweigh the ideal position with the skeg box.

ALL skegs need servicing once in a while. You want it so you can get at it through your back hatch. Most commercial boats have it 3/4 the way back behind the cockpit to stern. It gives you storage space yet allows access to it. I wouldn't obsess too much over the exact most perfect position because it's different on every hull according to the shape. The few I have done I use glass tape plus a filet of thickened epoxy to attach the box.