Re: Twist or

Posted by Mac on Dec 4, 2004


Try paddling backwards as fast as you can. Stern twist's effects will really show up. Not much you can do about it - just good to know so you can use it to your advantage when necessary.

As far as constantly having to correct your forward stroke, try sitting off center a little, putting your kayak into a slight edging attitude. The twist can be handy 50% of the time in cross winds.

If it is constantly working against your prevailing winds, you may have to sell your boat to someone in the Southern hemisphere, or the East coast?

OK, more practically, consider a skeg or rudder.

C'mon, you were looking for an excuse to play with some more epoxy!

All the best!

In Response to: Twist or by Lloyd on Dec 3, 2004