Thanks, Jeff, for a nicely detailed explanation of weathercocking. Over the years I've paddled with several kayakers who didn't understand how to use their skegs so this will be a handy reference.
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Posted by: mirahill on Sep-29-11 8:07 PM (EST)
Bravo Jeff! As this years segment of paddling around Cape Breton Island, we spent a hard three hours crossing Ingonish Bay (8km). We experienced everything you noted, heading into/across 40 to 50 km winds from the northwest, and no place to hide. Even knowing about the effect and how to counteract the cocking, I was pretty well wasted by the time we made North Ingonish Harbour. Great explanation.Thanks,