I just got a chance to look and sit in the new North Shore Ocean. Rather unique looking hard chine that vanishes about two thirds of the way back to the stern.
See you on the water,
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
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That's a very...|
Posted by: ByronWalter on Mar-21-13 1:58 PM (EST)
that is unique|
Posted by: jesse59 on Mar-21-13 5:34 PM (EST)
Thats the most abrupt chine profile change i've ever seen. Honestly, it strikes me as a little clunky visually.
Posted by: Marshall on Mar-22-13 5:54 AM (EST)
.... Will tell just what this design brings to the party. My travel schedule was too tight to put this on the water and at the moment it's the only one stateside.
Posted by: ppine on Mar-22-13 6:11 PM (EST)
It is hard to say without paddling the boat what it will be like. There are plenty of new designs that aren't very good.
First Demo - |
Posted by: BREI on Mar-24-13 2:36 PM (EST)
This Boat hit the water today for the first time at Kayak Centre of Rhode Island. Customer Loved it - Bought it in the Zircon Blue color way(Special ordered - as this is the only one in the Country)
Posted by: ByronWalter on Mar-24-13 3:07 PM (EST)
...take it out on rough water? Looks like a fun boat. How's the build quality?
usually very good|
Posted by: RubricOfRuin on Mar-24-13 6:20 PM (EST)
Seen/paddled 3 NS boats last year, build quality is excellent, gelcoat finish round the hatches could improve a notch, but great UK-made boats otherwise.
Posted by: Marshall on Mar-24-13 7:21 PM (EST)
Yeah, yeah, I'm biased, but if I didn't like the way North Shore Kayaks paddled or the quality I wouldn't invest in they're being in my instructional fleet or in stock on the showroom floor.
Reminds me of WW Kayaks and Surf Boards|
Posted by: Kocho on Mar-24-13 8:17 PM (EST)
Some surf-oriented designs have these chines pr "rails". I think I've seen a wave ski like this in the rear and some white water kayaks lately have similar rear ends too.
Posted by: old_user on Mar-25-13 3:51 PM (EST)
This hard chine transition to smooth chine is very similar to the first generation pyranha inazones circa 1998.
Posted by: BREI on Mar-25-13 7:22 PM (EST)