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Skeg box and Ice?

I am temporarily storing someones kayak out in the winter weather. Has anyone ever suffered damage to the skeg box due to ice freezing? This is a plastic kayak. Thanks.
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  • I paddle a 14' Necky with a skeg in the
    -- Last Updated: Mar-03-13 9:44 PM EST --

    winter and have never had any trouble. But Necky has a great reputation for having little to no problems.
    I also paddle a 16' Necky with a skeg, also in Michigan winters and no problems.
    Due to space contraints, mine are stored on their sides.
    I do store them inside after paddling.

  • I would avoid storing it inverted...
    ...and uncovered, which would prevent any ice formation in the skeg box. It you can't do that, put a stip of duct or packing tape over the skeg slot.
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    Duct tape
    I was considering duct tape. Thanks. I will do that.
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