49740Re: Gypsy won't track
- Jun 6, 2006HJ:
I was just afraid it would eventually tear it up because of the
trailering and all the twisting around. In my other boat, it
actually has a keel so I screwed the skeg right into it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:
Why can't you screw a skeg on through 1/4 inch? I would take it
> bare whatever and epoxy and screw it in from the inside.
> Mike wrote:
> > I took my Gypsy out today for a couple of hours after work. The
> > wind didn't cooperate but I had a few moments (never enough).
> > Coming back to the dock I had to row it. I guess it is the
> > current or wind or both but that boat will not go in a straight
> > line. I dug one oar in and then another trying to make it
> > I have read other posts that say you need a skeg to make it
> > I really don't see how a 4" - 5" skeg is going to keep this boat
> > line. It spins in a 360 if you let it. The only way to stop it -
> > dig one oar in. Adding a skeg will mean putting a small false
> > behind the last bulkhead. I don't think that will look too good
> > I know I can screw in a skeg to 1/4" plywood either.
> > I remember reading Payson's book that one of his buddies rowed a
> > Gypsy 100 miles in Maine. I wondered about that feat today when
> > was trying to make 1/2 mile or less back to the boat dock - what
> > struggle. Any ideas for an easy skeg for this boat will likely
> > used.
> > Mike
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