Stability comparison

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Stability comparison

Post by wb9tpg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:05 pm

Looking at the stability numbers for the canoes and kayaks I see one that had a 124. Are the numbers comparible between the canoes and kayaks and is that one really that much more stable?

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Re: Stability comparison

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:23 pm

I believe the way it works is that one canoe or one kayak that was considered to be very stable was given a score of 100 and all others have a stability that is related to the 100 level. So that boat with a stability factor of 124 is 24% more stable than the reference boat.
So the Endeavour kayak is the reference for other kayaks and the Bob's Special is the reference for other canoes.

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Re: Stability comparison

Post by wb9tpg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:17 pm

So a 124 kayak is not 24% more stable than a 100 canoe? correct?

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Re: Stability comparison

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:44 pm

Sorry, I should have directed you to the technical explanation at the bottom of this link: http://www.bearmountainboats.com/CanoeTechnical.htm

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