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  Combi Boat Myth
  Posted by: CEWilson on Apr-05-13 9:01 AM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-05-13 9:05 AM EST --

The combi boat concept is basically dishonest. If one is large enough to dominate the boat as a solo paddler, the boat will be too small for a second paddler. Conversely, if the hull fits two compact paddlers it will prove too large for one of those paddlers to control when paddling solo.

The ~200 lb difference in the two paddlers weights further suggests two boats.

Better composite solos would include Wenonah's Wilderness, the Curtis Companion/Hemlock Eaglet and the Swift Shearwater. Rig for sitting, with a slider to adjust trim.

Any workable tandem will require custom seat placement to trim the hull. A 17 ft Prospector might do, but I'd rather see differential rocker and asymmetrical hull form like Swift's Winisk or Wenonah's Champlain. The latter would need be trimmed to skeg the stern a little.

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