What does Loose Tracking mean?
Posted by: old_user on Aug-09-07 10:34 AM (EST) Category: Kayaking Technique
My first post ever... In reading about the Guillemot Night Heron, various reviewers note that it exihibits "Loose Tracking" and some "Side Slipping" but it is not prone to "Weathercocking". I can see how a boat could side slip without turning toward (or away from) the wind. Does "Loose Tracking" describe that behavior, or is it something else?
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Posted by: old_user on Aug-09-07 11:43 AM (EST)
Somebody who is too light for a kayak will experience "looser" tracking than someone who is in the designed weight range. This is because a lighter person will put less boat in the water.
Posted by: LeeG on Aug-09-07 12:47 PM (EST)
I understand loose tracking to mean a stern that moves easily. How how it slips through the water sideways is another thing but related.
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Posted by: ezwater on Aug-09-07 4:36 PM (EST)
means not only a reasonable willingness to turn in an arc without trying to skid, but also a willingness to side slip.
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Posted by: grayhawk on Aug-09-07 6:01 PM (EST)
Is the ability to hold a heading. Depending how much the bow is wondering do to paddle strokes or conditions it could be called some degree of loose.