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Fishform Hulls
By:Steve Youngs
Date: 9/7/1998, 6:59 pm

I recently tried an Alden Ocean shell rowing shell and was impressed by how easily it moved through the water even with a fairly substantial chop. (I am a VERY novice oarsman) The most distinctive feature was a strongly fishform hull ( ie widest beam forward of center ) I took basic measurements and am considering building a kayak to similar lines. Does anyone have experience with fishform hulls? benefits? problems? I figure, it has worked well for fish for 350 million years (my apologies to any creationists in the audience) so it can't be a fundementally flawed idea. I would appreciate any thoughts.

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Fishform Hulls
Steve Youngs -- 9/7/1998, 6:59 pm
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Mark Kanzler -- 9/8/1998, 3:30 pm
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Roger Tulk -- 9/7/1998, 8:42 pm
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chris -- 9/13/1998, 1:51 pm