I asked this at the end of a different thread, so I figured not many would see it, hence new thread.
In terms of kayak design, what is rake? Is it another word for rocker? Or perhaps the shape (straight down vs. curved back) of the very tip of the bow from deck to bottom? Other?
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angle of bow and stern|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Oct-03-12 2:26 PM (EST)
I believe it is the angle of the bow and stern. An extreme would be a plumb bow (perfectly vertical), such as what many surf skis have. This gives a lot of water line length, so good speed. But doesn't help you get over kelp and such. If you put an angle, or rake, in the bow or stern, it makes it so the boat can more easily get over things, but also reduces the water line.
Posted by: poleplant on Oct-03-12 2:43 PM (EST)
Every Fall I ask my wife the same question.
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Posted by: tetonjohn on Oct-03-12 3:14 PM (EST)
the term "rake" is often related to ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Oct-03-12 7:44 PM (EST)
..... a slant off of the level in some fashion . When an old Coup is hot rodded the rear is often set up higher than the front , hence it said to have a pleasing looking rake . The facia boards that trim a roof line on the gable end (shows pitch of roof) are refered to as rake boards .
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Posted by: old_user on Oct-04-12 3:45 PM (EST)
A fashionable or wealthy man of dissolute or promiscuous habits.
Posted by: falcon on Oct-04-12 4:08 PM (EST)
In terms of kayak description it refers to the angle of the stern or bow and not the rocker. It would be possible to have a completely flat hull and a raking bow, but why?
Posted by: salty on Oct-04-12 4:24 PM (EST)
also used to describe such.
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Posted by: bowrudder on Oct-04-12 10:16 PM (EST)
or the upsweep of the bow or stern