Small Boat Design

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design problem

I have a question that I'm hoping to find some insight on. I have been paddling a Wilderness System Epic for three years. Thats roughly a 17 foot long by 21" design. Its my first kayak and I've been using the rudder until this year. Now that I'm trying to refrain from using the rudder I find that I have a strong pull the the right. I've eliminated all the obvious suspects: wind and weight. Must I conclude that this is a structural defect.
Any insight greatly appreciatd.

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