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Re: north bay
Posted by CLC on Feb 24, 2008
>>>>>>I understand the North Bay has some unpredictable behavioural characteristics. Can someone tell me what these are and is the craft worse than a Pax 20? >>>>>>>
The old CLC North Bay is 20 inches wide so it needs careful watching, as would any narrow kayak. Also like nearly all West Greenland kayaks I've paddled it'll weathercock in wind. A skeg, retractable or otherwise always settles that boat down.
The Pax 20 is meant for flat water, and I've never heard it described as "unpredictable." Also 20 inches wide, it prefers skilled and/or athletic paddlers.
In Response to: north bay by steve on Feb 24, 2008