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Re: learn to roll!
Posted by JEE on Oct 8, 2007
Lee mentioned this so hear is my 2$...I recommend learning to roll and balance brace before you finish building whatever boat it is. Rolling is a fun and very useful skill that i think is not stressed enough. Stability is overrated perhaps. The Guillimonts do have lots of initial stability and track very loosely. In the opinion of most, including their designer... they really need a retractable skeg. My Shearwater on the other hand tracks very nicely and turns easily when put on edge (no skeg needed). It has little initial stability but very good secondary. At your size you might need more boat as Lee said.
In Response to: Re: turning ability by LeeG on Oct 6, 2007