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Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Not sure if this has been posted before, but might help some people looking to buy their first kayak/wondering what makes one kayak faster/more stable/better than another." onclick=";return false;

I am sure there will be plenty of opinions on whether he knows what he is talking about or not...

p.s. Merry xmas :^:
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Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:17 pm

:clap: Brilliant - thanks for the article :y:

As usual lots of watchers but no comments, makes ya wonder sometimes :^)

The first bit about knowing more than the Salesman probably sums it up nicely -there is some good information there , and unfortunately it shows the limitations that the vested interests do not want pointed out to the inexperienced who have not done their research and just listen to the B/S that is spouted by people selling gear .


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Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:42 pm

Cool info.
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Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:07 pm

Thanks, useful and explains many of the questions one have when buying a yak.
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Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:45 pm

Good find, nice primer for hull design.
Fletcher's post shows them in action -
Fletcher wrote:I don't think these guys could have done that any worse if they tried
See the OK (for one example) glide past the peapods....
As said by others before, try before buy. The local Canoe & kayak (for example) didn't hesitate for me and I'm sure other outlets should be the same.

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Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:49 pm

Very helpful article thanks. Anything under 100 ft is a compromise, so it's helpful to have info like this to understand what compromise is inherent in any particular design.
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:59 am

Yup nice article.

PS, I read the post but not the article which is why I didn't comment ;)

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Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:33 am

Great read, cheers :y:
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:38 pm

thanks for posting

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Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:44 pm

Great article - thanks for sharing.

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Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:20 pm

Sweet read :y:
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:48 pm

Yep that was a good read - kinda explains a lot of the differences that I've noticed between my old yak and the new pinnie.

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Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:24 pm

Many thanks for posting this. The most concise and informative advice I have read. Found the analysis of the seating position really interesting. Made me start wondering about getting a SIK....
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Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:15 pm

Cheers for posting, real interesting read!

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