Re: fastest kayak?

Posted by Charlie on Oct 27, 2006

The hull with the longest waterline has the highest calculated hull speed. But, the difference in calculated hull speed for any of these boats is not that great (sq. root of waterline length times 1.34). The fly in the ointment could be you. Your level of fitness may not be sufficient to keep the fastest hull at hull speed. In any endurance activity your body has a tendency to find a level of comfort that it can maintain for the required time. In order to go fast you have to concentrate on keeping your efforts high. If your mind wanders, like looking at the scenery, your speed will fall off. When runners "hit the wall" exhaustion and loss of concentration combine to pull the plug.

In Response to: fastest kayak? by steve on Oct 27, 2006