|Kayak rudder "deployed"|
|Kayak rudder in "storage" mode|
|When not deployed, the skeg is invisible|
Skegs work in much the same way, but instead of turning, a skeg just hangs down from underneath the kayak like the fin on a surf board. Once again, the idea is to keep the kayak going straight when things get rough. Skegs have potential problems too. They can jam and break. Also, skegs sit in a housing that is carved out of the rear hatch, so you lose some storage space in the back hatch of the kayak. But I like skegs. They work well, and most are adjustable, so you can get a little help or a lot of help.
See you on the water,