Rudders & Skegs

Standard Aluminum Rudder

Tough aluminum rudder for all-around use. The aluminum alloy used in our standard rudder can take lots of abuse, bending, and rebending before it breaks. With some care this aluminum rudder should last a lifetime. When deployed you use the foot pedals to guide the kayak to the right or the left. A rudder is used for keeping your boat on track, especially when the weather conditions change. It can help make your journey safer and more enjoyable.   Necky Rudder

Retractable Skeg

Retractable to provide additional tracking ability when you need it and get out of the way when you don't. Our skeg allows a paddler to adjust the trim of the kayak. This can be advantageous in high wind conditions, when dropping the skeg even a few inches. A skeg can help reduce fatigue and make a significant difference in your boat's tracking ability.

Necky skegs incorporate "Necky Wire," a highly durable, kink-resistant wire common to the medical industry. It is unaffected by salt water and does not stiffen or kink over time. In testing, we've never experienced a failure, even when the skeg was repeatedly slammed against logs or hard rocks jammed inside the skeg box.

  Necky Skeg

 Necky Kayaks feature either rudder systems or retractable skegs, depending on the model.  For more rudder and skeg information check out our feature article The Great Rudder/Skeg Debate and the video below.

 

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