average speed of kayak
Posted by: old_user on Sep-10-10 9:39 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
whats the average speed of a touring kayak?i used my gps and i only go 2.9 mph. so i got to thinking whats the average speed of a touring kayak
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Posted by: jackL on Sep-11-10 5:23 AM (EST)
kayak depends on the paddler.
Posted by: shiraz627 on Sep-11-10 6:38 AM (EST)
on the hull design, cadence of the paddler, water conditions.
am i am coredt|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-11-10 7:24 AM (EST)
in then fact the sooedm on the kayqk isthats a fast kayakcins unstable:
Posted by: spidersplash on Sep-11-10 8:26 AM (EST)
Faster than fast...for that good feeling on your rate of speed your travelling at 4.667 km per hour.
Not at all.|
Posted by: jackL on Sep-11-10 8:39 AM (EST)
there again it depends on the paddler
In my experience.|
Posted by: zenrider on Sep-11-10 10:03 AM (EST)
After a few seasons of racing, I have to say it is about 80% paddler, 20% the boat you are paddling.
what's the hurry?|
Posted by: sapien on Sep-11-10 10:44 AM (EST)
don't worry about your speed unless you're going on a multi-day trip, or paddling with a group and you really can't keep up. focus on developing your paddling form, and your speed will naturally come up a bit. on a 10-mile paddle the difference between averaging 3 mph and 3.5 mph is less than half an hour.
lots of a1 advice|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-11-10 6:40 PM (EST)
this is way better then biking|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-11-10 9:14 PM (EST)
i spent 1 year saveing for a bike then it broke on me in like 3 months just as i was geting good dang rear casete just striped out it was a schwin bike i used to think they was good i like the kayaks way better less moveing parts unless i break lol
How much or how fast?|
Posted by: davemcadoo on Sep-12-10 3:24 PM (EST)
I am half deaf so I get a rush out of going fast. Expensive hearing aids not good ofr wet. I took me to 2hours and 25 minutes to do 14 miles in the lighthouse to lighthouse race. My eft was in touring class. PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SPEED
Posted by: matmac on Sep-12-10 10:09 PM (EST)
..or a bit less than 5mph is what I do in my Necky Looksha 17 on a fairly steady, going somewhere, paddle. If I paddle hard, probably about 9 or 10 Km/hr but not for very long. combination of getting old and not really wanting to go anywhere in a hurry anyway.
Posted by: Celia on Sep-15-10 1:59 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Sep-26-10 4:14 AM (EST)
"Unless it's in a pretty good wind. Add in the speed that a person can paddle and it tends to get faster... :-)
I just did 5 miles on the Pawtucket|
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-15-10 8:47 PM (EST)
in SW Rhode Island, with almost no current helping me, in a 15' whitewater boat, in exactly 2 hours. I was pressing a little at times.
Posted by: deral on Sep-16-10 6:58 AM (EST)
Your age, physical condition, type of kayak, weather conditions, (and I'm sure there are other factors) can influence your speed.
Posted by: joco on Sep-16-10 2:24 PM (EST)
im still slow|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-17-10 3:13 PM (EST)
at 2.9 mph and when im lazy even slower soon as i fix seat i think ill do beter plus i just use arms some reason i cant get used to usesing body to
start by pretending you're a cat|
Posted by: EdZep on Sep-17-10 3:44 PM (EST)
yep gps here|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-17-10 3:54 PM (EST)
glad i bought this thing when it was on sale comes in handy for hikeing and kayaking im glad i got a yak with them feet rest
Posted by: old_user on Sep-17-10 3:54 PM (EST)
5,6,7mph in rec boats! Some of you guys must be world class paddlers to get that kind of speed from a rec. boat. Ragz, do not believe half of what is written in this post. To paddle faster you need to increase your cadence plain and simple. However not at the expense of technique. To paddle faster you don`t paddle harder your cadence gets faster. Surprised some of these pro`s didn`t tell you that.
my goal is 3.5|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-17-10 4:21 PM (EST)
i figure ill keep that goal but some day im for sure going to get a faster yak and one with dry storage
It really depends on the color|
Posted by: jimyaker on Sep-27-10 11:03 AM (EST)
The red ones are fast.
Posted by: shiraz627 on Sep-27-10 12:34 PM (EST)
I just did a 7.8 mile loop around a lake in my Placid Boat Works Spitfire 12 and averaged 3.6mph according to my Garmin GPS.
About 3 knots|
Posted by: wilsoj2 on Sep-27-10 5:47 PM (EST)
Close to zero|
Posted by: jimyaker on Sep-27-10 6:44 PM (EST)
When you average out 70+ miles per hours on the roads, 3 mph on the water for trips, and then all the time they are stored in the garage, it's slightly above zero, but practically zero. The more you drive it around and paddle, the higher the average.
Posted by: old_user on Sep-27-10 6:55 PM (EST)
Finally got some rain last night|
Posted by: dan4sea on Sep-27-10 7:08 PM (EST)
my Explorer filled up in less than 12 hours - drought is not over but it is a start
avaerage speed |
Posted by: doublebarrelpete on Nov-11-13 4:45 PM (EST)
i am sure the question was a serious one.