Big Thanks to Kari-Tek
I wanted to use take this opportunity to thank the great folks at Kari-Tek, makers of the Kari-Tek skeg system for helping me out. On the very first night of the Atlantic trip I bent my current Kari-Tek skeg. With some doctoring and funky fixes I have been able to keep it somewhat functioning. While I am perfectly capable of paddling with it not functioning, on an expedition like this, it is just paramount to have it working. Paddling a fully loaded expedition boat in wide ranging ocean conditions day on and day out without a functioning skeg is a true test of patience and perseverance. I am happy that I wil have a fully functioning one very shortly.
I contacted the folks at Kari-Tek last week, explained what I was doing and what had happened and they have forwarded a replacement part to Sea Kayak Georgia, where I will be in just a couple of days. I am honored to be using their skeg system on my Nigel Dennis Explorer and look forward to getting everything fully functioning again.