Re: Yare

Posted by terry on May 5, 2005

I have a Severn, which is similar to a Yare. I agree with Dave, in that the initial stability of the boat leaves something to be desired. It also doesn't track all that well and has a cramped cockpit. But it's light (25 lbs.)

I used it for a few years for short paddles on protected waters, as I can lift it alone (bad back). But the little 14s I've been building are much more versatile, track better, are faster and only weigh 6 more lbs.

The Severn, like the Yare, is deceptively difficult to build. Both boats are lovely to behold - maybe better for wall decor than paddling.


In Response to: Yare by Dave Houser on May 4, 2005



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