Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-04-13 9:26 PM (EST)
a carved turn will always have a faster responding radical turn.
Paddler size does affect a boat behavior.You will get whippier turns with less hull sunk in the water. Heavyweights just aren't going to get as much snap out of a little boat as their lighter brethren in the same boat.
The Kestrel, as the Peregrine, is pretty straight keeled, and requires the faith to heel it to the rail no matter your weight to navigate twisty creeks (Its way worse with a full tripping load of 300 lbs!). Dave has a unique rocker measurement that does not coincide with my chalk line.( I have a Peregrine). I am still looking for that elusive rocker. Nevertheless I do like my Peregrine.