jmac wrote:Can someone interpret them for me? See below:
Midway: 14'5" x 25.6" x 50 lb., 13.4" depth, little rocker, fuller (toward the end),appears to have sponsonlike chines, modified vee hull.
Disco: 14' x 25.6" x 50 lb., 13" depth, plenty of rocker, finer entry, true modified vee hull. No chines, smooth transition.
And then on another post:
Other shots I've seen seem to indicate a shallow vee hull, long waterline. This kayak has near ideal dimensions and weight, looks very fast, and if I'm right bout the hull, a great turning boat. Certainly a contender with Pro-like dimensions.
The Midway does not appear to have a lot of rocker like the Scupper Pro, so most of its 14.4 feet will be in the water. The beam at 25.5 inches will be plenty stable enough, with a waterline beam of at least a couple inches less. Not only does this mean less wetted surface for more speed, but I'd believe it'll be easy to lean turn more effectively than the Pro.
Not looking for an extensive reply, but what is rocker, sponsonlike chines, etc etc. What is he exactly saying. HOw might the two yaks compare based on these comments?
Would really appreciate any assistance. Hoping to get a yak in the next couple of days as I will have next week off work and looking forward to getting out on the water.
'rat fish wrote:Sponsons are the little extra bits they add to the side of boats & helicopters often for mounting weapons. In this context talking about sponson like chines he'd be talking about the additional stability style sponson though (not nearly as much fun as the first kind), kind of like a cheap version of an outrigger they're normally just a set of floats on either side of a canoe. guess it's another way of saying the chines give it great stability - most likely primary.
jmac wrote:I vascillated over this decision for more than a week and am still not sure if I made the right one. But I am happy with my choice.
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