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  Another thing float bags do is change
  Posted by: ezwater on Mar-06-14 8:40 PM (EST)
 

the aerodynamics. If the main symptom of being a bit light on the water was blowing and skittering around in wind, then float bags that fill much of the bow and stern can make quite a difference.

The open-toppedness of canoes is partly a concession to loading and unloading, and placing passengers. Decking the ends over will make the boat a bit heavier, but more resistant to wind.

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