Re: British Heavy

Posted by Alex Ferguson on Aug 4, 2004

> I've read countless descriptions of kayaks which compare their handling characteristics to those of a British Heavy.

I've always seen the "heavy" in relation to the weight. An example being the layup of the Nordkapp. The producer of the Nordkapp in this country made 6 to the original specifications and all after that to his layup standards. They were significantly lighter. He also angled the cockpit so you could actually get into it and fitted the seat so it was part of the aft bulkhead, reducing the flooded volume after a capsize. After Paul Caffyn paddled round Australia, rudders were fitted as standard equipment.


In Response to: British Heavy by Mac on Aug 3, 2004