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In addition to the other answers, kayaks' cargo is very different from canoes' cargo. My sea kayak has about 170L of cargo space in 2 hatches. Compared to my 65L backpack or multi-day cycle trips with 20kg of gear in panniers, that's very generous. However... gear needs to fit through the hatches. I could barely fit a 15" laptop for example. you can't ...


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Known as "oil canning" this is a common problem with plastic kayaks caused by long term storage or tight loading straps on roof bars. Luckily you have a minor case and since this isn't a performance boat, the effect is entirely cosmetic. However it can be restored with the application of heat and pressure. The best heat source is a hot sunny day. ...


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What is hull speed? Hull speed is the maximum practical speed of a displacement (non-planing) hull. Since a wave's length is proportional to the square of its speed, the wave created by a moving hull will at some speed become longer than the hull's waterline. At this speed the stern of the craft will no longer be supported by any of the following wave crests....


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