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Keel Rocker?
By:Craig Bumgarner
Date: 6/29/2001, 11:29 am

Can anyone quantify the amount of rocker with various sea kayak behavior characteristics or words like "moderate" or "plenty"? Clearly, "less" rocker is faster at the expense of manuverabilty, "more" rocker adds to manuverability at the expense of speed. I suspect tracking is also effected by rocker as is the ability to steer by edging. But what is all this in inches of rocker over length? Is 2" of rocker on a 16' LWL design "moderate", "lots", or what.

If I wanted a 17' LOA, hard-chined, Greenland style kayak to turn 90 degrees with one or two sweeping strokes, track perfectly without a rudder, be fast as greased lightning, you know: everything, what kind of rocker would I be looking for?

Thanks to all!


Messages In This Thread

Keel Rocker?
Craig Bumgarner -- 6/29/2001, 11:29 am
Re: meet you in "design" *NM*
LeeG -- 6/29/2001, 11:40 am
Re: Keel Rocker?
Shawn Baker -- 6/29/2001, 11:35 am
Re: Keel Rocker?
Craig Bumgarner -- 6/29/2001, 12:43 pm
Re: Hard Chine Shape
Shawn Baker -- 6/29/2001, 1:28 pm