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Offline hobie1canobie

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Drifting question
« on: September 03, 2015, 05:47:15 PM »
This may be a stupid question but every time I drift with the current the butt end of my yak always want to swing around. Why? I guess the remedy would be a sock or drag anchor?
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Offline StuttsCreek

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Re: Drifting question
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2015, 09:15:42 PM »
 I guess it would depend on the bottom composition if you are dragging an "anchor"
I used a window sash weight in rivers to anchor up without hanging up on the bottom.
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Offline splax

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Re: Drifting question
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 04:49:44 PM »
It is a function of the forces acting on the kayak. You have wind and current pushing the boat, but the center of gravity and the center of floatation will cause the boat to slew if they are not vertically aligned. It is an inherent spin from how you are sitting in the kayak and the location of the center of the volume below the waterline. If you are drifting with the current then a drag anchor off the bow might work, but the wind will still push you sideways. A rudder or skeg combined with the sea anchor might do the trick.

 


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