I noticed that a PE Old Town Penobscot 17.4 (really a longer Discovery?) had a
much sharper entry line than a RX Bell Northwind (really a longer
Is that actually due to the design, or more a function of the material? Does
Polyethylene allow sharper entry lines than Royalex?
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Posted by: jhb8426 on Apr-07-13 10:43 PM (EST)
Don't know about poly canoes, but Bell royalex canoes are all fairly blunt. I think it's mostly due to material limitations on the designs because the same canoe in a composite material has what I would term a normal, sharper entry.
It is possible to get a sharper entry |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-08-13 12:17 AM (EST)
line on a poly kayak or canoe. The sandwich layered nature of Royalex places limits on how sharply it can be molded and keep adequate strength. But some poly canoes, including the OT Discovery series, have a sandwich construction also, with foam in between hard poly layers.
Posted by: rblturtle on Apr-08-13 7:10 AM (EST)
i also have noticed the variation in roylex shapes. the crispist lines i have seen were on my ecquiff echo.it had noticably sharper entry ect. i wondered how they did it when other manifacturers say it can't be done.
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-13 8:32 AM (EST)
and as noted the Echo is small.