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  That IS apples to oranges
  Posted by: Guideboatguy on Mar-08-14 10:08 AM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Mar-08-14 10:16 AM EST --

I think almost anyone would already expect a Prospector-style canoe to be harder to control in wind than a go-straight cruiser. You can't expect boats of completely different design to behave the same. I'd have no doubt that the differences in hull shape have everything to do with the observed handling differences, and that hull weight matters hardly a bit (you don't actually identify the longer boat, but at 18 feet, my guess is that the design emphasis is on efficient cruising, in which case a Prospector has comparatively less directional stability right from the start).


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