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paddling a Guillemot 17
Date: 10/14/2001, 11:21 pm

I think this issue has been posted before, I can't find the answers in the archives so I'm seeking some help with my problem..

I have a S&G Guillemot which tracks well and handles easily in wind and waves.
I've just completed a Guillemot 17 stripper. I loved building it but it seems to behave much differently in the water..

I can't make it go straight.. Also,when I let it glide, it veers to one side tracking a J ... This was in fairly calm water with a very light breeze from the stern. As the boat curls upwind there was a cavitating action at the stern.. ( This does not happen with the S&G.).

I tried moving the seat , No change.
I'm 180, the boat was not loaded..

If I need to paddle differently.... How so??
If I need to try a fixed skeg .. how big?? location??

Thanks to all for any advice.. Bewildered Terry

PS If I could post pics, You could all have a laugh at me doing doughnuts in the lake like a one armed swimmer!!!

Messages In This Thread

paddling a Guillemot 17
Terry -- 10/14/2001, 11:21 pm
Re: paddling a Guillemot 17 vs. Guillemot S&G
Shawn Baker -- 10/15/2001, 12:27 pm
Pete Rudie -- 10/27/2001, 8:21 pm
Period? *NM*
Ray Port Angeles -- 10/16/2001, 11:40 am
Re: Sure
Shawn Baker -- 10/16/2001, 3:36 pm
Here's the link you're looking for.
Dale Frolander -- 10/15/2001, 2:10 am