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Rudder Where can I buy a skeg for a pelican zest kayak? I used to have one a zest with a skeg and loved it for surfing the waves here at the gulf down in Texas. I just bought two more old zest but they don't have skegs. If I still had my old one I would just use it as a pattern. Can I download the pattern for it or can you give me some place I can purchase one? Last time I called I was told they no longer sold them.

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