Posted by: oldgeezer1 on Jan-08-13 6:56 AM (EST)
I find the Nordkapp to be pretty good in the wind, but I agree with a poster above about it being pretty low volume. That may be a deciding factor for me, as I find it to be a bit of a tight fit, and maybe tighter than I prefer. I really like the fit of my Explorer, and I find the Nordkapp to be a good bit snugger, which surprises me actually.
Also after reading some of the reviews above the Legend sounds a lot like the Greenlander Pro in that it gets kicked around a bit in rougher water until the strong secondary kicks in, which kicks in a bit later on the GP and apparently on the Legend as well. I do kind of like that feeling personally, just on the GP it feels like it gets kicked around a little too much given the steep slabby sides which seem "catchy" in beam seas.
Maybe the better comparison for me is to compare the GP and the Legend.
I wish I could have / keep them all. All are great boats.
I really do want to get out and try the Legend. I am curious how it would compare to the GP. I suspect it may be a blend of some of the characteristics of the GP and the Nordkapp given its hard chines like the GP and the round bottom like the Nordkapp.
I did paddle my Nordkapp and GP back to back a few times recently and found that to me the GP seems noticeably faster on flat water, but not as reassuring, smooth and predictable as the Nordkapp in steep wind waves where the Nordkapp is just a really sweet ride.
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