on 9 July 2013
This Skeg is a must have if you own a tahiti kayak. Fitting the skeg is pretty easy and once fitted the enjoyability(is this even a word) of taking the kayak out on the river went up 10 fold. No going round in circles, much quicker straight line speed and generally I wouldn’t want to go back to having to go out without it. I was slightly worried it would fall off as it just sits under the splash cover but it was very solid. If you own a Tahiti and aren’t a experienced kayaker then try and get one of these.
on 7 August 2011
If you are buying an inflatable you will almost certainly need a skeg as they are almost impossible to paddle straight without one. We took our canoe out minus the skeg and we went up the river in circles, I am just glad no one was about with a video camera, as they would have been £250 better off and I would have looked a right idiot on national television.
on 1 October 2015
OMG we needed this. I think this piece of plastic may have saved my marriage because without it, our Sevylor Tahiti plus is prone to just randomly turning 360 degrees and once it starts going into a spin no amount of paddling or "J stroke" will correct it. Domestic argument ensues. Absolutely essential. It's fairly easy to fit - the fold at the back of the boat where the two sides come to a point holds it in place. Fairly thick solid plastic.