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Great Auk tracking

Having a problem with my Great Auk not tracking, and am wondering why. Boat seems to veer off in a continuous arc to the right or left despite corrective paddle jabs trying to keep her on course. Leaning either way seems to make no difference; she continues to swing off course regardless. Doesn't seem to be weathercocking- it happens in no wind too. When I get headed in the right direction and begin paddling again, carefully trying to maintain course with even pressure and effort on both sides, she'll swing off to one side or the other again. What could be causing this? Would moving the seat forward or aft help? Other ideas? Would hate to think a kayak this long would need a skeg.

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