Re: West River vs. Artic

Posted by CLC on Apr 21, 2005

>>>>>>>Are you equating the less stable, slightly faster boat to the West River 18?


Having paddled them both a lot, I think the Arctic Hawk and West River 18 have similar initial stability. There aren't many other similarities; the Arctic Hawk descends from West Greenland seal-hunting craft meant to handle well in harrowing sea conditions, while the West River is a distant descendant of fast-but-commodious Aleutian baidarkas.

In Response to: Re: West River vs. Artic by c1josh on Apr 21, 2005


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