Since I got my NC Expedition, which has neither rudder, nor deployable skeg, I now find myself using the skeg on my Sirocco a lot more than I used to. The Expedition has made me realize how much effort I was wasting on corrective paddling. I was always afraid that using the skeg too much would make me too dependant on it. My new philosophy is, the skeg is there, use it any time it makes paddling easier. Why beat yourself up.