Multi Chine Boats
Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:09 PM
multi chine: nice round look, less wetted surface so faster and/or easier to propel, handles waves more smoothly
The positives for each can be considered negatives for the other. Like all boats, designs are a compromise of characteristics. You have to decide which are most important for you. You can't have your cake and eat it too
1967 Pearson Renegade "Hirilondë"
Spindrift 9N #521 - many KudzuCraft SoF kayaks
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:19 PM
Mr Woodman that is a beautiful boat. Does she meet your speed expectations? Would you consider leasing her out for say $20 per year.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:13 AM
I paddled Sling Shot, a hard chine design, recently and it is close to Long Shots resistance figures. It's lighter and longer too. BUT, I gave up a lot of stability to get that lower resistance. It's not a beginners boat but it performs well. If you gain something in one area, you have to give up something in another.
Kudzu Craft SOF kayaks
Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:26 AM
I am guessing I will stick with single chine designs for our first boats.