Re: Skeg needed for Ches.

Posted by CLC on Mar 15, 2006

My advice would be to go paddle the boat first before deciding on a skeg. The Chesapeake 18 has, in effect, a built-in skeg at the stern and tracks pretty strongly right out of the box. Hard to compare it to the Cape Charles 18.

If you decide you want a tracking aid, which admittedly can be a luxury in some combinations of wind and wave, our skeg scheme is retrofittable. You just have to redo your varnish.

Discussion: Rudder, Skeg, or nothing?

In Response to: Skeg needed for Ches. 18? by Ted on Mar 14, 2006