For those of you whom own this canoe I'd be interested in hearing how you find it in windy conditions.
With its strong tracking, is it stiff and hard to turn when the wind is hitting 20 mph or so?
Is it a wind catcher when paddled unloaded (180 lb paddler) for day trips?
Thanks for any insight you might have.
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Posted by: ezwater on Jan-18-13 5:46 PM (EST)
in the wind. The answer is blowin' in the wind."
Posted by: jefallon on Jan-20-13 9:52 PM (EST)
I have been paddling a Kev-Flex Wilderness, empty for day trips primarily and loaded for a few longer camping trips a year, for the past 4 years. I weigh about 215lbs. I don't think of the Wilderness as "hard tracking" when empty and haven't found it unmanageable in the wind. Having symmetrical rocker means neither the bow nor stern is "sticky" and correction is easier, in my opinion, than with a "skegged" stern.