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Old 01-08-2018, 01:55 PM   #19
charlie wilson
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lower Saranac Lake
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Pack Canoes

All Swift and Placid hulls are David Yost designs, infused carbon/Kevlar/Innegra laminates. All Placid designs and some Swift have tumblehomed sides, allowing use of a shorter paddle, a higher cadence and thereby more forward speed with improved tracking. All feature differential rocker, significantly less at stern to improve tracking with double blade paddles.

Placid's outfitting is performance oriented, both have adjustable footpegs, and back support. Swift's seat is more comfortable but heavier. They are the two best designed and made pack boats in the market. Best include Swift's Kee 14 in your chart. With tumblehome and DY's new stepped rocker it is the most recent design. The stepped rocker, a pronounced increase in rocker towards the bow, increases forward speed and maneuverability.
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