I have an older Old Town 17' (I think) flat bottom canoe. It is great to have the wide flat bottom especially with two little kids jumping around in it But sometimes on those lake crossings with a little wind it doesn't track so well.
Is it feasible, or advisable, to add a keel to it? Maybe a strip of UHMW 3/4" square along the bottom centerline?
I had in mind to snap a chalk line, drill holes every foot or so, use coarse thread screws and fender washers from the inside with some type of sealant.
Perhaps it wouldn't need to be the whole length.
Ideas? Thanks, HH