What are chines on a kayak?

What is a tracking hull on a kayak?

Kayak tracking is the extent that a kayak holds its course when underway. A kayak with high or good tracking stays on course even when a turning force such as a sweep stroke acts on it. A kayak with high tracking can weathercock and without right equipment can be a bear to keep on course.

What is a reverse chine?

Reverse boat chine basically traps the water between the reverse chime and the water. This allows the boat to trap the water under the chine and to plane quickly to provide a smooth soft ride. A reverse chine is one that is on the underside edges of the hull.

What do you call a kayak ride?

Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving over water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle.

How do I know if my kayak is stable?

A wider kayak is generally considered more stable than a narrow one. This is largely due to it having more surface area to resist side-to-side tipping. All other measurements and paddling conditions aside, the wider the kayak, the more stable it will feel.

How do I make my kayak track straight?

Deploy the skeg or rudder when winds are pushing the kayak from the rear. Tail winds push the kayak around, making it hard to track and stay in a straight line. Push the rudder slightly to the opposite side the kayak is being blown. Use slight paddle strokes opposite the rudder to maintain an even track on the water.

IT IS INTERESTING:  Best answer: How many scupper plugs kayak?