A wood or metal "fin" that extends beneath the keel at the stern of small craft to increase the stability of the craft with respect to yawing; it may extend abaft the keel and protect the propeller from the ground.
A steel bar, folded section or U beam which extends from beneath the bottom plate to support the bottom end of the rudder stock. The rudder stock normally fits into a cup welded on the top of the skeg. Press Button for drawing.
A fin near a kayak's stern that is used to improve tracking. Unlike a rudder, it cannot be moved side to side; it can only be raised or lowered and can be completely retracted into the kayak's hull. In high winds, dropping the skeg even a few inches can help significantly to keep your kayak on track.
(or Fin) A small fin located along the stern section of the hull. This helps to stabilize the shell in holding a true course when rowing. All racing shells have a skeg. The skeg should not be confused with the rudder.
A fin on a boat to aid in getting the boat to track straight. On some hulls such as a cracker box they are mounted on the keel near the center of the boat and they are also made into many of the drive struts Report this Word Added by: superrod
A deep, vertical, finlike projection on the bottom of a vessel near the stern, installed to support the lower edge of the rudder, to support the propeller shaft for single-screw ships, and for the support of the vessel in dry dock: also used in pairs on barges to minimize yawing.
A skeg is a sternward extension of the keel of boats and ships which have a rudder mounted on the centre line. In more recent years, the name has been used for a fin on a surf board which improves directional stability and to a moveable fin on a kayak which adjusts the boat's centre of lateral resistance.