The inflatable shallow water center fin is compatible with all Paddle North inflatable paddle boards and kayaks. It is included with the Portager package.
5" Shallow Water Fin
-Designed for shallow water rivers, creeks, and weedy bodies of water.
-Universal fin connector; compatible with nearly all inflatable brands.
Shallow Water Fin
Only used it once so far, but it was in a really weedy lake and it worked great!
Great for mud
We've noticed no difference in performance between this shallow skeg and the original longer model on our Karve XL. That along with the fact that it rolls over obstructions more easily mean we'll use this one all the time (just last week this model saved us a few headaches while paddling some very shallow mud flats in the Gulf). The only downside is that the base is just a hair wider than the regular skegs so that it can be difficult to install... but I've had luck inserting it before inflating, so that's a plus.
Perfect for rivers.
Love this shallow water fin so I don’t bottom out on the unpredictable rivers. Tracking is just as good on lakes too. I would have preferred to pay a little bit more and have it come with my kayak in the first place. Would have saved me some anxiety that I was going to bend or lose the original fin on the Mississippi during a long trek down the river.
This Shallow Fin works great. We used it on a small lake recently and love the way it helps the XL Kayak glide through the water. We would recommend this to everyone. Thank you Paddle North for a great product!
Shallow water fin
Was having weeds hanging up on our rudders so tried out the shallow rudder and went through any weeds I could find in a couple of different lakes and it came up clean every time! Very happy with it and tracking is still very good! Steve Litzkow