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What is normal rocker...
Posted by Dave P on Feb 8, 2007
of 16LT? I am building the boat from plans instead of a kit. I tried to make careful measurements when I made the panels but I have to shim the center of the keel to get it fair and I am wondering if the bow is right. I weigh about 190 and eventhough the 16LT is for my wife, I would like to use it myself sometimes when I get on bigger water. My 17 surfs pretty easy compared to the boats of people I paddle with. When the boat is loaded, obviously it isn't as quick to surf. My 17 was sized for loaded cruising and the 16LT may be nice for unloaded paddling. Lake Erie can produce some short period and steep swells which can make for fun and challenging paddling.
In Response to: Re: 16LT Hull shape by CLC on Feb 7, 2007