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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:08 pm
Yeah Mate, on mine the skeg made a big difference. Without it, it wouldn't track straight either paddling or just cruising after stopping paddling. They must have changed the configuration of the kayak as I am 188cm's [6ft3] tall and as I say found the legroom lacking. This photo shows more evolution of the kayak plus the skeg.
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:38 pm
Lovely photo - both the scenery and the extended yak layout
Interesting about the skeg ... did it noticably affect manoeuverability? I've not been in another kayak of similar length to compare tracking; my huge Tri-Yak has the opposite problem though in that it doesn't
want to turn and feels like I'm paddling a barge when I take my family out on it, so I'm always happy to get back to the nimble Nomad.
I currently use the Nomad's skeg hole to mount my DIY flag/light pole, which I have semi-regular need for.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:19 am
Brad just recalled the name of the early Nomad yak with pod I sometimes fished with about 2008 from the old place.
Shane, with username LizardWizard.
Might add he also used a skeg as seen in Jim's picture.