I bought a couple of inflatable kayaks. A friend and I are planning on taking them on a weekend river trip. The reviews I've read for this specific yak, people say the tracking is not very good. I want to make a skeg to add to the bottom.
How big should a skeg be for a decently fast moving river? I was planning on about 4" by 6" to track better. Would this be too big and make it too difficult to turn?
I was planning on using a type of press board or other wood. Is this the best thing to make a skeg out of of?
Please respond if you have legitimate advice. Please don't tell me that I should buy new/better kayaks. I already have the yaks and the trip is soon so adding a skeg is my only option at this point.