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    Best tandem kayak rudder options.

    Please educate me on the low Reynolds numbers. What exactly do they equate to in actually speed. My interest is to have a ruder that is both more powerful (more lift) with smaller input, and to preform better at higher speeds like surfing or sailing fast. I see nothing that would make me think...
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    Best tandem kayak rudder options.

    Again, why is this so hard to accept. There is no reason why sea kayak rudders shouldn’t have proper foils and solid reasons why they should. There is no down side. Not sure why you think my needs are “so harsh”… pretty standard racing requirements really. By my measurements the Seward blade...
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    Best tandem kayak rudder options.

    I will never understand why the sea kayaking world had basically given up on the benefits of a properly shaped foil on boats with rudders. Foils are better in every way and in some ways it’s not subtle. My biggest guess is they are hard to make properly and no one seems to care.. (wrongly)...
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    Best tandem kayak rudder options.

    Yes, it is that rudder. My experience with a foil on a touring boat showed that it can turn much more aggressively with less input, and has more controls when just a few inches in in the water assuming you don’t over correct and stall it. I have lots of experience with foils and not so good a...
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    Best tandem kayak rudder options.

    I have a (new to me) Seaward Passat G3 and the rudder and the rudder is floppy, loos and worn out. Ideally I would like to replace it with a new rudder with a foil blade. I really dislike flat plates so I’ve been searching and not coming up with anything other than SmartTrack rudders. I...
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    Looking for first ‘expedition’ kayak

    Having had a couple of Stellar boats in both the Advantage and Excel layups I don’t really see them as true touring boat layups. I liked the boats performance wise but the cored hulls are delicate. I’m a big fan of solid and thick fiberglass for real touring boats on the west coast. Way to many...
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    Why the bootie funk?

    Wash with some lemon juice to kill the funk. Get a boot dryer and dry them asap… should fix It.
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    Nautiraid Raid ll part measurement needed.

    Well it has been like 10 years since I have put this thing together and I think it’s showing. I basically dreamed about it last night and you are right for the most part. It is the central “keel” that spreads the frame lengthwise and these sit on top of that but under the frames. But I do...
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    Current Baja information

    So I have been planning a trip this March from Lorato to LaPaz…only just found out that Espiritu Santo is off limits unless you have a guide. This is a shock to me as I had been there a number of times but in the 90’s. I’ve paddles all over Baja but it’s been a while. Can anyone point to a place...
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    Nautiraid Raid ll part measurement needed.

    Yes, it’s one of those two floor/ spreaders. The ones with the squares of plywood on them. No I can’t put the boat together enough to measure anything. They hook together and as you press them down they push out the ends tightening the hull lengthwise. , so it’s imposable to get an accurate...
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    Nautiraid Raid ll part measurement needed.

    Yeah, I have a post over there but it’s not very active. I hoped someone here might have one stashed away I could measure.
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    Nautiraid Raid ll part measurement needed.

    Hi all. I’m in a bit of a difficult situation. I have a Nautiraid Raid II and I’m missing a part. I lent the boat to someone and only now a year and a half later I put it together and one of the floor/ spreaders are missing. I have no idea nor does the person who used it on where it is. I...
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