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  • #3288
    Phitty
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    Anyone?

    #23912
    windowshade
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    Hey Phitty,

    I was at Champlain today and the waves look really good. Didn’t paddle because I was by myself. Good foam piles on all the waves, though it’s a bit shallow. Level is at about 3.4 on the Britania guauge. Let me know about next weekend, maybe Saturday if the temperature is good.

    Paul

    #23913
    Phitty
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    What about this week Paul? Im sure I can get Mel out as well.

    P.

    #23914
    seaborn
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    #23915
    windowshade
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    School report card time, DOH! But next Saturday, I hope the weather will be right… From -5 Celsius up would be good for me, at least for an hour.

    Paul <img loading=” title=”Cool” />

    #23916
    zack splaine
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    how colds the water and whats the ice like? and eddy access? i will see if i can go mabe this weekend

    #23917
    Evan
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    I might be up for the weekend!!!!

    #23918
    Phitty
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    The water is cold. Its winter. What is it you’re expecting to hear?

    Some ice lining the shores, but easy enough egress regardless. Still, the assessment of risk is yours to make, not mine.

    The wave itself is pretty small, and not nearly as good as it can be, but the weather is nice so…

    Evan – Remic is nice nice nice right now. Good and fast with a decent face.

    [i:3hj0u97q]I took an Astro 58 out. Needless to say, Im never buying a boat with kick rocker again. Ever.[/i:3hj0u97q]

    #23919
    Evan
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    REMIC eh! Bit cold for a remic run!

    #23920
    Scotty The MAN
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    Enlighten some of us who maybe don’t know enough about boat design. (me) What is kick rocker? Why don’t you like kick rocker? Does the Astro 58 have kick rocker, or not?

    #23921
    joat
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    http://www.nrsweb.com/kayaks/kayak_term … =986&tn=38

    halfway down the page or so.

    Mike

    "Scotty The MAN":2yasxqd1 wrote:
    Enlighten some of us who maybe don’t know enough about boat design. (me) What is kick rocker? Why don’t you like kick rocker? Does the Astro 58 have kick rocker, or not?[/quote:2yasxqd1]
    #23922
    Phitty
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    Evan: Sissy.

    Scotty: Kick rocker – maybe there is a more technical term but Im refering to the angle and abruptness at which the "bow" meets the flat section of the hull (hope that makes sense).

    Kick rocker makes a boat bouncy because you can plow it into the water, it pushes hard against the incoming water (instead of sliding over it) and then "kicks" back up and out.

    Boats with a smoother rocker profile don’t dig into the incoming water as much and therefore tend to be faster but less bouncy. Dig? Some boats land in between the two (420 for example). There is nothing wrong with either, just my preference is for speed and smoothness, and not for "boing".

    [img:2l5d41g7]http://www.gooverflow.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shopping-cart/images/riot%20astro%20cutout.jpg[/img:2l5d41g7]

    [img:2l5d41g7]http://belhavencanoe.com/Liquid/Space%20Cadet/spacecadettop.jpg[/img:2l5d41g7]

    Boats without kick rocker:
    [img:2l5d41g7]http://www.reedsofcambridge.co.uk/acatalog/orbitfish_r3_c6.jpg[/img:2l5d41g7]

    [img:2l5d41g7]http://images.mec.ca/media/Images/Products/Paddlesports/5007156s_v1_m56577569830555337.jpg[/img:2l5d41g7]

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