Video - Hydro Skeg on a Rockpool boat

Two of our friends had Kari-Tek Hydro skegs fitted to their Rockpool boats. This is how the end result looks - pretty neat.

7 Comments Here:

Anonymous said...

Hi simon,
It looks like an really wide hole for the skeg to drop out- looks like could be a problem with pebbles etc, and wouldnt it cause quite a bit of drag. Ive had my Alaw for over a year now in all kinds of conditions and never really thought that it needed one of these- yet!
Interesting video- that last one you posted was Pish!
Cheers Tony

Anonymous said...

erm, how do you actually get to the video then ? All I can see is a picture of a seaquest and none of the links seem to go anywhere useful ...

Andy

Simon said...

Andy
You should see, directly above, a picture of the tail of a Rockpool boat with a big arrow in the middle of it pointing to the right.

That's the symbol for Play.

Click this twice and the video plays. It's had several hundred veiwings through this page, so I know it works.

If your browser doesn't show this, then I'm afraid I can't help.
Simon

Luke said...

Hi
thanks for posting your video.

A question ...
are you using the tiller bar or foot plate to control the direction of the rudder?

luke

Simon said...

Hi Luke
This is just the skeg, not the rudder / skeg. So the original footplate is still in place. The skeg just trims the boat relative to the wind.
Simon

Luke said...

... oh yes! So it is.

if you happen to also know something about the skeg / rudder system, I would be pleased to hear from you (or others) any comments / advice on whether the tiller bar or foot plate is the better option for steering the operable rudder.

Cheers
Luke

Simon said...

Hi Luke - there is a Podcast interview with Geoff Turner of Kari-Tek in which we mention the skeg-rudder system. Bottom of the tird column on this page
http://web.mac.com/simon.willis/SeaKayakRoutes/Stuff.html
S