Re: [baidarka] greenland in the water

Subject: Re: [baidarka] greenland in the water
From: Chris Brown (
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 14:30:01 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.


Who's rules/guidance did you use?
Did you add anything in the measurements to increase initial stability?
What to you weigh?

Yes I am jealous...I wnat to build a boat too...and will do one day
But for now...if you dont mind...I'll just scrounge as much information
off those who go before me

Happy paddling

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