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  Crazy long
  Posted by: WaterBird on Jul-01-13 10:23 PM (EST)
 

There's crazy long and narrow and there's crazy short and wide. You have to find your own sweet spot somewhere in the middle.

2" is a huge difference in width. 1/2" is easily perceptible. Here's how different widths might feel at your level:

26.5" Man, I can barely turn this barge. Why is everybody passing me? [Note: You THINK this is stable but wait til a wave hits you from the side. Heh heh.]
25" Hey, this is different! Faster.
24" Wow, I can't believe how much easier this is to move and turn. Feels stable though.
23" Whoah! Now we're really moving. Woops! Almost tipped over there.
22" Yikes! Not for fishing.
21" EEEEK!!! You've got to be kidding. Let me outta here.

[I am making generalizations to illustrate the point that 24" is a width that even beginners can get used to quickly, while your transition to anything narrower than that would take more time and might not work well for fishing.]

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