Keels are not standard equipment
on our new canoes, but can be added as an option. We discourage
putting keels on canoes because a keel on a flat water canoe
just adds weight without delivering benefit to the canoeist.
Also, about 20 screw holes have to be punched through the canvas
or Polyester Dacron in order to attach the keel. If the covering
is canvas and it is keeled, moisture gets trapped under the
keel and rots the canvas. This will happen over time, regardless
of how much effort is put into waterproofing this area during
construction. Overall we feel that the drawbacks of keels far
outweigh any perceived benefits which they may offer.
please select another custom made accessory
from the list below