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Re: shortening the triple
Posted by Mac on Sep 14, 2004
Mark, I hope we'll get plenty more ideas here, meantime there's my 2 cents CDN.
I played with ballast this summer in a long canoe and found that leverage is our friend. I don't know the formula, but you can easily simulate a 120lb person sitting in the front seat, with about 50lbs jammed way up in the prow. I assume the same thing applies in a yak if all you're hoping to do is to keep the front end in the water and out of the wind.
Once you find the ideal weight, you could make up some sand bags which will sit nice and low, and not rattle around.
Just don't give the bag a name or folks'll think you're wierd.
In Response to: Re: shortening the triple by Mark Camp on Sep 13, 2004