Trying different sitting positions and rudder pedals placement during my paddling. Sat my butt to the edge of the seat paddling upwind after the first mile and the Volare seemed to cut through water much better and the nose of the boat wasn’t getting pushed as much by the wind and waves. After the first … Continue reading OC1 cockpit position
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Used the weed rudder for a bit of surfing and there were times I felt the canoe was ready to spin out. It definitely does not have the same grab in a wave like the high aspect rudder that came with my boat. I’ll adjust the seat back a notch, so my weight sinks the … Continue reading Puakea weed rudder
Switched out the Volare’s original rudder with a weed rudder, the swept back shape is designed to shed seaweed and kelp which is not a problem in Hawaii. It’ll be interesting paddling with the new rudder to see how it affects the canoe. If it’s not too squirrelly in deeper water it may become my … Continue reading Weed rudder
Launched from Kaimana Beach and turned back at the Diamond Head lighthouse. It’s a 3.5 mile plus round trip and good for my level of fitness right now. Have to add a couple more days of paddling so I can get more comfortable in my boat. I’m not used to seeing so much people on … Continue reading More time in the seat