Multisport Kayaks - Weight Recommendations?

Postby Scotty on Fri 10/Apr/09 4:18pm

What's with the recommended weights for a kayak, is this due to structural strength?

Reason i ask is because I'm pied-out, and apart from being able to fit in a kayak... I really don't want to break it.
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Re: Multisport Kayaks - Weight Recommendations?

Postby pb on Fri 10/Apr/09 4:32pm

I think it is more to do with stability and speed. Both are optimised for the kayak being the correct depth into the water.
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Re: Multisport Kayaks - Weight Recommendations?

Postby Scotty on Fri 10/Apr/09 5:37pm

wicked, thanks dude. :)

That's got some good recommendations in there too. :thumbsup:
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Re: Multisport Kayaks - Weight Recommendations?

Postby rockit on Tue 14/Apr/09 5:29pm

Scotty.. check out
http://www.arawacanoeclub.org.nz/facili ... ection.htm
This is 'the guide' for multisporters ;)

First line: Your body weight. Be honest. If you’re too heavy for the boat it will handle like a barge, ground out early in shallow water, and be slow. If you’re too light, the boat will get tossed around on standing waves and the wind will take it to places you don’t want to go.
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Re: Multisport Kayaks - Weight Recommendations?

Postby Bigfoot on Tue 14/Apr/09 6:07pm

rockit wrote:Scotty.. check out
http://www.arawacanoeclub.org.nz/facili ... ection.htm
This is 'the guide' for multisporters ;)

First line: Your body weight. Be honest. If you’re too heavy for the boat it will handle like a barge, ground out early in shallow water, and be slow. If you’re too light, the boat will get tossed around on standing waves and the wind will take it to places you don’t want to go.


That's why I want a canoe instead :lol:
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