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  Screamer Experience
  Posted by: CEWilson on Jun-16-13 11:59 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jun-17-13 11:03 AM EST --

We're missing some widths; there should be three: waterline, max and rails.

I owned two Screamers; a glass one and then a Kevlar version, which seems to have come out prior to 84.

At the time I loved the boats. They were fast and stable, although not stable enough for my Chessie to exit over the rail and keep the paddler dry.

The boat's issues were that it didn't turn because it had no rocker and the V hull had idiosyncratic handling characteristics. One had to read the river a hundred yards ahead, then lay the hull on a flat and draw it sideways to line up with clear drops/passages. That was in keeping with it's intended purpose. The Traveler and Fingerling were later, cut down, versions of the same hull, probably out of the same mold.

Neat bottom for it's day, but i wouldn't want one now. I outfitted mine with center pedestals.


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