Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile

FREE SHIPPING on all canoes until May 14
See for great reviews
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Not that complicated
  Posted by: gjf12 on Jan-30-13 11:26 PM (EST)

And publishing is not required. Just mount your GPS on the deck and paddle at, say, 4 kts for a minute holding the speed. Then increase effort till speed increases to 4.1 kts, easily done. You will see that a 0.1 kt change can readily be seen, and maintained. In 10 kts cross wind on a lake or bay, you can readily see a 0.1 difference between skeg up and down.

Out on the ocean with swell and wind waves the GPS readout is noisy and cannot be used to hold a constant speed, or determine the benefits of the skeg, one way or the other.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Kayak Seats

Canoe/Kayak Storage Racks

Kindle / iPad Cases

Kayak Sak

Table of Contents


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Inc. Sweepstakes Shirt Sale