Re: First Paddle!!!!

Posted by LeeG on Sep 7, 2004

The Chesapeakes have fairly vertical sides and a wide bottom,,lots of primary stability but it's the high freeboard that gives you that 'secondary'. So you can get away with butt balancing 90% of the time but in the transition to the capsize angle you're in a bit of a free fall without thigh bracing to bring the hull back up with your knees.

In Response to: Re: First Paddle!!!! by Rob Johnston on Sep 7, 2004