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Re: Where and how to install skeg *PIC*

First, let me thank everyone that responsed to my request for installing a Kajak Sport skeg. I decided to mount the skeg flush to the hull.. (I didin't think a though-hull installation would look good once the skeg was sanded/grind to the shape of the hull.) I used calipers to get the precise inside width of the skeg slot and scribe this to the slot on the hull. Secondly, once the slot was cut, I rounded and fiberglassed the hull opening. I used duck tape and hot glue to temporaily hold the skeg while I used thicken epoxy and two layers of fiberglass to finish. The skeg works great!