I recently picked up a Dagger Zydeco 9’, which I’m enjoying paddling, but it (predictably) doesn’t track well, especially on river floats. I find that it spins out if I stop paddling even for a few moments.
So, I’m considering adding a skeg. Research leads me to believe that I can use affix a skeg track under the boat using 5200 marine adhesive, and then slide a “swept-back” skeg (angled backward) onto the track whenever I want the extra tracking.
Has anyone tried this, or something similar? Are there reasons NOT to do it, other than voiding the manufacturer’s warranty?
FWIW - The two reasons I went with this boat are weight (35 lbs) and cost ($450). Didn’t see anything else in that range from a decent manufacturer.