Free board...

...the distance between the waterline and the shear line in a boat.

I'm interested in what folks have to say about more or less free board, pros and cons, experiences, etc., in how this relates to different kayak designs and handling characteristics.


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RE: Free board...

RE a kayak I think freeboard is a no call. Kayaks are low and wet.  Get used to it. Course you should pick a kayak design that matches your true weight w/gear.  But a high side kayak would be annoying in acrosswind.

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