Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information!               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile


  Nice explanation
  Posted by: kbraband on Sep-28-11 10:22 AM (EST)

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.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Overstock Outlet Foods

First Need Purifier

4-place Boat Trailer

Canoe Roost

Emergency Cases

Table of Contents
  • Nice explanation - kbraband - Sep-28-11 10:22 AM

Messages in this Topic


  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,
Fred Hill


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us


©2015 Inc.