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  This hard-chined, tumblehome-flat
  Posted by: g2d on Apr-15-13 11:12 AM (EST)
 

sided whitewater boat tracks very well, once it gets moving, but once you lean in or out to change course, those chines may leave you tipped up and over.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezwater/5615339420/

Chines needn't be sharp to act "hard". The effect of hard chines depends on the design of the rest of the boat. I have a Necky Looksha Sport that has hard chines, and for me as a whitewater paddler, it seems very willing to track. But it might not impress a serious sea kayaker that way.





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