Re: Building CH 18 Kit

Posted by Howard on Aug 10, 2004

not particularly structural difference...

so in my view its about what looks nice to you vs the following practical considerations:

more rounded is 1) less likely to get dinged and nicked by the paddle or other impacts, 2) easier to fibreglass (the cloth lays easier over a more rounded edge), and 3) easier on the knuckles if you bang them while paddling.

less rounded is a bit easier to get a nice uniform radius along the entire length of the boat.

my personnal prefernce is to keep it relatively well radiused cause i don't like the dings.

In Response to: Building CH 18 Kit by frank on Aug 10, 2004