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  Posted by: oldgeezer1 on Jan-09-13 5:34 AM (EST)
 

I think we mostly agree.

I woudl say that there are niche boats that appeal to a smaller crowd. Many are hard chined that appeal to people who like a unique feel or the style of a Greenland boat (like dedicated "Greenland" paddlers) Many of these boats though lack what will make them appeal to a broader group of folks: primary stability, secondary that kicks in early, and perhaps the degree of predictability in conditions that most paddlers want.

I think there are some boats out there that appeal mostly to more skilled paddlers and are less suited to beginners or intermediates. Those boats are going to have a smaller following, be less profitable for the maker, and may be niche or quirky boats.

Then there are boats that are cool but have "quirks" I find the Greenlander Pro to fit into the niche category to an extent and to have some "quirks" in that it can be a bit sticky in rough conditions and gets tossed around a lot, and can be a bit unpredicatable in rougher water at times. But it's still a cool boat.

The Bahiya was cool, but since it weather cocked a lot I found it not suitable for me since i don't like to use a skeg. i also think it might have been a little bit of a handful in conditions, but I did not get to try it in big stuff. I think it appeals to a smaller number of folks due to its design and very low stability. I thought it was cool and fun, but a beginner would probably hate it.

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