Chilco "twitchy" Posted by: Seadddict on Dec-15-12 6:11 PM (EST)
As mentioned above, the Chilco's slight v makes it want to sit on either side of the v rather than absolutely vertical. The Foster Legend does the same thing. The boats are not unstable; the trait just takes a little getting used to. I suggest you take the time to get used to the gas pedal type rudder control also. The sliding pedal type are a big step backward, especially for rolling & bracing, or if you try to pump your legs with a forward stroke. I have an old Necky that formerly had the sliding pedals. I upgraded to Seaward pedals years ago and am glad of it. I haven't popped a rudder cable since upgrading either, which is more likely with the sliding pedals.
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