Thursday, August 13, 2009
I suppose one way to learn to become 'one with your boat' when out kayaking, if to have a see-thru deck and hull. Thus when the instructor says something like "Bring your lower knee up and push the deck" everyone will be able to see exactly what is being asked of them. Getting that transparent boat has always been a problem until recently, but not any more.
A local company called 'Appalaches' can provide you with a custom sized SOF style kayak covered in heavy clear plastic. Built somewhat like those designed by Yost, the boats have a distinct look on the water. I haven't tried one, but I understand a few have already been sold. Not recommended for those who like to paddle naked...