I bought a 1988 Crozier J200 over the winter. Ive paddled it 4 times now, and while I love it, it turns like a cargo ship. The stern only breaks when you're leaned over within a couple degrees of the ultimate stability point. I see a 1996 J-202 for sale and am tempted to trade boats.
My question is, does anyone know the difference between a J202 and a J203? To me, both have the tucked in profile at the paddling station but the bottom profile looks slightly different to me. The J202 bottom looks slightly more round?
Does anyone know of a page that explains the difference between a J-200,1,2,3? Or more specifically, does anyone know the difference between a 202 and 203?
Or conversely, should I just spend more seat time and get comfortable near the edge of final stability?
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I have a J-200|
Posted by: jackl on May-03-13 5:51 AM (EST)
I can't answer your question, but every time I ask about turning the answer I get is: "Lean and pray" !!
Posted by: canoeracer on May-03-13 6:38 AM (EST)
J 202 never caught on with the racers. It has a lot of rocker turns very easy. 202 is not as fast J 200. 1988 J 200 is a fast boat but it wide where the paddler sits. In 1989 the gunnels where pulled in which made the 200 a much better boat. J 200 is still a competitive boat today.
I was loading the J-200 on the truck..|
Posted by: jackl on May-10-13 12:55 PM (EST)
this morning and noticed that it is now 27 years old.
Whats a respectable speed?|
Posted by: mcimes on May-06-13 5:02 PM (EST)
Thats exactally what I was looking for. Thanks Bruce.
Posted by: plaidpaddler on May-06-13 7:29 PM (EST)
6 mph for the end of this summer, 6.5 mph for next spring.
That would be awesome|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on May-10-13 11:41 PM (EST)
6.5 mph is roughly the hull speed for that length of boat. I don't think many people can reach hull speed in a general-purpose canoe, so the performance of this boat must be pretty sweet!
6.5 MPH is the slower paddlers in |
Posted by: jackl on May-11-13 7:13 PM (EST)
C-1 racing canoes.