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than an OT Tripper. The Explorer is also a bit slower. However, it is lighter in Royalex, and can be had in "Kevlar" which has never been offered for the Tripper.
I can't imagine where you got the idea that the Tripper isn't maneuverable. Ours was very maneuverable, hampered only by the fact that, once induced to turn, its weight at its ends made it want to keep turning forever.
The marked V-bottom on the Explorer is very unfavorable for turning, so that once it is loaded, it has to be muscled by its tandem crew to make turns.
The Tripper sits on a center pivot zone, rather like a giant version of a Dagger Encore. But in outfitting, one has to make sure that center zone doesn't oil can. I put in a center foam pedestal that held the bottom down, and I could solo the boat on ww very effectively.
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