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Old March 24th 06, 12:30 AM posted to rec.boats.paddle
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Default Fla****er Speed/Paddling Ease: WaveWitch vs The Average Kayak?


Got a WaveWitch on order.

I guess the anticipation is getting to me.

Anybody had a chance to paddle both a WW and a run-of-the-mill kayak (i.e. not a
19-foot Seda or a racing boat...)
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Old March 24th 06, 11:47 AM posted to rec.boats.paddle
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Default Fla****er Speed/Paddling Ease: WaveWitch vs The Average Kayak?

(PeteCresswell) wrote:
Got a WaveWitch on order.

I guess the anticipation is getting to me.

Anybody had a chance to paddle both a WW and a run-of-the-mill kayak (i.e. not a
19-foot Seda or a racing boat...)


It's a surf boat. Comparing it to standard kayaks seems rather
pointless, as they're intended for different purposes. Regardless, it's
still a 12 1/2' plastic boat with a huge rudder, which means it's not a
substitute for a longer sea kayak in applications where the latter is
appropriate, nor will it perform like one. It's probably comparable to a
Mariner Coaster, as there are several similarities between the two designs.

Call me jaded, but whenever I see someone claiming a "breakthrough" in
kayak design, I become very skeptical. The principles of hydrodynamics
are well-known and any advances in design are going to be incremental at
best.
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Old March 24th 06, 03:08 PM posted to rec.boats.paddle
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Default Fla****er Speed/Paddling Ease: WaveWitch vs The Average Kayak?

Per Brian Nystrom:
It's probably comparable to a
Mariner Coaster, as there are several similarities between the two designs.


Thanks, that's what I was fishing for. I was mainly wondering how much of a
pig it was going to be if I paddled it around the local lake between trips to
the shore. I've had a Mariner Coaster. Liked the coaster a lot... Currently
paddling a Findeisen spec ski.


Call me jaded, but whenever I see someone claiming a "breakthrough" in
kayak design, I become very skeptical. The principles of hydrodynamics
are well-known and any advances in design are going to be incremental at
best.


I don't think of this thing as claiming any special attributes beyond being
compromised in favor of surf use. I'm guessing that it's more of a planing
hull than a displacement hull.


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