Preview: Kayak Wisdom, Part 1 – Choosing a Kayak for Touring or Recreation

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We’ve always wondered about the differences and critical design elements of touring and recreational kayaks. Now we know which one would be best for our intended use.

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4 Responses So Far to “Kayak Wisdom, Part 1 – Choosing a Kayak for Touring or Recreation

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    Joel Schwalb says:

    My first Pygmy was an 20′ Osprey Tandem. Loved it, used it on the Hudson River, Maine coast, Nova Scotia, Chesapeake Bay, etc. Wanted a single so built a Pygmy Artic Tern 14′. Have been paddling it on the Hudson River, local lakes and now Florida for the last 6 years. Great boats.

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    Clint Chase says:

    Always admired John’s stuff, nice to hear his thinking on hydrodynamics. VERY similar to rowboat design! It is a constant battle between LWL and wetted surface area.

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    Steve Buck says:

    An excellent discussion of hydrodynamics and kayak design.

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    Jono Battle says:

    Awesome video, very beautifully shot, great insights.


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