Very nice, about to start on my own Diva. Your posts and insight are greatly appreciated
Diva build . . .
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:03 AM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:24 PM
I'm going for the rudder option as we have quite strong winds and I plan some reasonably long trips were it would be nice to have a rudderwhen paddling gets a bit sloppy!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:43 PM
For Diva #123 I used a rudder goudgen from duckworks, but on Diva #125 I did the end pour deal as per Graham's plan. See link for my non-drill method . . . http://messing-about...408-cast-drill/
Yes, I found the rudder nice when the wind picked up. And real nice downwind when the kayak wanted to tail walk off course.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:10 AM
Thanks for the link, I was planning to fabricate my own rudder but if I decide to purchase instead that looks like a good option.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:25 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:22 PM
44lbs! ...... thats pretty good. I hope to get underway in a month or so. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions for the forum.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:29 PM
Can you give any comparisons / reviews of this kayak compared to others?
Love to, but this is the only kayak I have paddled. Today, with mid 70's temp and sun in the sky, my Daughter took it out for the third time, and she has paddled rent-a-kayaks before. She declared the rudder nicely sensitive, just touch the pedal and kayak goes where you want it to. Her plan is to get up with the local paddle club for camp paddles this summer. Plenty of gear storage room under the hatches.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:26 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:43 AM
Very smart looking craft Hokey well done mate. love the clear finish on the deck. And only 44lbs? Thats bloody good going.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:29 AM
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