getting interesting

Posted by Mike Coughlin on Oct 5, 2007

> From a handling standpoint the WR18 is a nicer handling kayak. I don't recall it's weathercocking charateristics but it's lean-to-turn characteristics felt more normal than the Chesapeake series. <

Hmmm ... I can see that the Chesapeake series are higher volume boats; but, I would like to hear a good West River 18 vs. Shearwater 17 comparison

Where the straight-line differences are, likely, to be within a tenth of a knot, I'm, especially, curious, regarding "handling" (i.e. turn carving) of the West River 18 vs. Shearwater 17.

In Response to: Re: boat choice by LeeG on Oct 4, 2007