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Re: Other: Through-deck skeg experiences?

I have done a few through deck skegs and like the method for several reasons. I keep all lines on deck and use a small block for line alignment. I run the line through a small plastic tube on deck only where I fasten down next to the deck lines.
Only run the skeg up through the deck. Keep the hole to a minimum. Why look at the top of a box?
For me it is so easy to clear jams, never broke the top of one off in rescues or play and never had to replace either.
Past few boats I have used a small SS bolt with rubber washers for the pivot. I putty the bolt in with thickened epoxy.