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Re: cockpit placement
Posted by CLC on Sep 30, 2005
Have you paddled the Pax 20 yet? By all accounts, including my own extensive experience in the boat, it has neutral tracking even in strong wind. (The cliche "tracks like a rail" is especially apt for this thin-as-a-rail boat.)
The center of gravity of the paddler is located at 55% of the Pax 20's length. The West River's is at 54% and the Chesapeake 14's at 57%. Actually fairly average among kayaks. I think the Pax 20's plumb bow and high forward deck make the bow seem longer than it really is.
In Response to: cockpit placement by craig on Sep 29, 2005