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Posted by Terry Mcadams on Nov 15, 2004
I was thinking (for a change):
I used to have an old aluminum canoe with a "lake keel," i.e., a long T-shaped alumium extrusion, maybe 3/4" high, rivieted along the keel line and tapered at the ends. This made the canoe much more manageable in varying wind conditions than a flat bottomed canoe with no keel. Something to think about if you want better tracking and still want a beachable boat. Should be easy enough to find the extrusion on the web or at a local metal supplier.
In Response to: Thanks by jamie bell on Nov 12, 2004