Cupped-n-Committed wrote:Wait, I found a video, no tracking, look at that bow swing! It would be OK on a pond but kill you for a long paddle.
Cupped-n-Committed wrote:I understand the marsh boats are designed for flat muddy water, but they really could add pronounced bows and sterns like a canoe and it would add huge positives for tracking. I feel like I should start designing crafts because most of these boat companies just don't understand a "well rounded" craft for hull design. Between no bow and really wide you get stability only! You loose tracking plus the really wide hull makes it a barge with increased drag making it twice as hard to paddle.
Side to side movement robs you of forward momentum while paddling. I paddle kayaks and canoes and paddled a Aquapod one day and thought it was a floating brick. I said to myself "Why would anyone want to paddle one of these?" Its really just a hull for a motor or to be used as a floating blind, they are not designed as efficient paddle craft
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