Subject: [baidarka] greenland in the water
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 12:04:14 EDT
I launched my Greenland last night. Here's what I found. My previous
experience is in a strip built great auk and a plastic Avatar. Compared to those
boats, the initial stability is poor. It seems to take a lot of effort to stay
level. Secondary stability is good. I seem to have more stablity/control when the
cockpit rim is about an inch from being in the water than I do when the boat
is level. I'm sure I can get used to this. It turns great.
I took on about an inch of water in 1 hour and 15 minutes of paddling close
to shore. I know at least some came in from my semidry pull over, via the
sleeve, armpit (burrrr) then waist. Most of leaked in, however. I have about 15
coats of water based poly with some color in-between.
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