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  anyone want to do some math
  Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-06-14 8:36 AM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Mar-06-14 9:24 AM EST --

Find the water displacement of a light layup boat and using the SAME dimensioned boat in its heaviest layup.

I will bet the displacement difference is a tenth of an inch or so.

Is the difference in windage that important? After all isn't that what we are discussing?

BTW after capsizing three miles offshore in Long Island Sound some years ago with a 45 lb Wenonah Odyssey I thought the exact same thing.. It was too light and we should have gotten the heavier layup. On retrospect we had an unloaded 18.5 foot long boat. Undoubtedly we would have had the same result with the same boat in a ten lb heavier version.

If the fractional inch of lack of displacement bothers you bring a heavy sandwich.

I guess most people never portage a canoe. Its a historic way of tripping up North.


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