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FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:27 pm
by Capt UB
At that point I can/could install keel/skigg, question is do I need it?

I would rather run more tape down the center line.

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:44 pm
by silentneko
If memory serves the keel runner is not for protection, it's for proper tracking and performance. Some guys do 2 smaller ones instead of the larger down the middle.

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:53 pm
by Capt UB
The skig is only a 1" x 1" x 96". Not much there! I think on the FS14 it's for protection. ??

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:37 pm
by Eric1
I'm willing to bet it needs to be there for tracking.

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:06 pm
by Jeff
Capt UB, Eric is correct but we do have several builders who has decided not to add!! Up to you, Jeff

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:20 pm
by jacquesmm
It's for protection and to improve tracking but you will loose a little bit of top speed.
For those who plan to use small engine and/or sail in strong winds, I recommend it.
In all other cases, you can do without it.

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:36 pm
by Capt UB
jacquesmm wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:20 pm
It's for protection and to improve tracking but you will loose a little bit of top speed.
For those who plan to use small engine and/or sail in strong winds, I recommend it.
In all other cases, you can do without it.
I will be using a 9.8-15 hp on the FS14, just don't plan on doing any sailing.... ;)

Thank you, Bob.

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:59 pm
by jacquesmm
To me sailing includes moving around with a boat whatever the power but it must be a literal translation from Dutch or French. Let's say rowing.

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 pm
by deuce_454
Mine doesn't have a skeg.. and it slides quite a bit when turning... if i were to build another id install a skeg

Re: FS14 Keel Skigg Do I need it?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:17 pm
by Capt UB
deuce_454 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Mine doesn't have a skeg.. and it slides quite a bit when turning... if i were to build another id install a skeg
Do you have a photo of the transom showing the bottom of the boat and ob cav. plate?
Do you have the cav. plate inline with the bottom of the boat?
I think I read you had a Tohatsu 20, about 95 lbs. Are you running with foil on the ob?
Is it a long shaft?

And were are your build photo's????? No photos!

Bob