Less Volume in Bow
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Feb-23-13 9:08 PM (EST)
Yes Guideboatguy the bow seat is closer to the center of the canoe but the bow is more slender in the Wenonah and since the center of mass of both paddlers is slightly in front of the seat, the canoe trims level with equal sized paddlers. Putting a big male paddler up front in a slender canoe with a small paddler in the stern where the paddling station is wider, is asking for trouble. Even trimming the canoe level with gear, the big bow paddler is going to cause stability problems if the team is not experienced with this canoe in those positions.
This couple will be fine if they practice trimming level and with the power paddler in the bow. I hope they continue their paddling together.