Wherry Skeg - Anyone Trimmed it Down

I've been using my Wherry for about 18 months and find it rows extremely straight.  I don't have the rowing seat and feel a lot of slowing between strokes.  It seems to me that I could reduce drag by making the skeg smaller.  Has anyone else tried this?

Thanks,

Geoff


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RE: Wherry Skeg - Anyone Trimmed it Down

Hi Geoff,

This is one of those situations where it might be a good idea to contact the CLC staff directly and see what they think. They have always been quick to respond to any Wherry questions I had.

RE: Wherry Skeg - Anyone Trimmed it Down

I cannot imagine that trimming the skeg will make a significant reduction in resistance.  It presents a very small area (maybe a couple of square inches) directly facing into the flow and friction along the sides of it's length will be negligible.  I bet any change would be imperceptible and certainly far less than a knot of headwind.

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