Freedom Hawk Kayaks with deployable split stern stabilizers

Discussion in 'Stability' started by Squidly-Diddly, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Damn good idea that - so many times I would have loved a bit of stability in a canoe.

    Some bigger boats could use this idea too
     
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    standing up and stepping past the mud sells me.

    The getting in and getting out always involves wet shoes and/or mud unless at a dock.
     
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    Too true. And unless the dock is just the right height, it can be even harder to get out without making a splash. I have seen very experienced canoeists take a tumble while stepping out or into a canoe in deep water.

    Why they always do it when i dont have my camera - I will never know!
     
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    That is ingenious.
     

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    I just occured to me they would WANT 'drag' when deployed.

    The two main reasons would be so the boat doesn't shoot out from under you when standing, and to act as a 'sea anchor' so you don't get blown across the lake as fast.

    I'm guessing the boat will try to point up wind with pontoons deployed, which should cause the pontoons to 'plow' and thus do a good job of slowly backing away from the fishing line you just cast.
     
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