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  But this thread isn't about that.
  Posted by: g2d on Jun-12-13 3:15 PM (EST)
 

Of course plastic boats are popular in ww. I have some myself.

But the discussion concerns flexibility versus rigidity and the effect on hull performance. Used for normal sized canoes or for sea kayaks, polyethylene is so flexible as to degrade hull performance, so those who can't or won't do repairs will have to put up with flexy hulls. And heavy hulls.

I've had ww poly boats that were too floppy to perform well, though not recently. The shorter and small a hull, the easier it is to make it rigid with poly. But they're still all heavy, and heavy degrades performance.


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