Thursday, September 29, 2011
First time Eskimo rolling in the Guillemot fast double
Yesterday was the sea trial for my new Guillemot Fast Double, there were many volunteers to help me out, so thanks to all you guys.
First impressions, well it sure is fast, slightly tippy but not a problem, maybe it should have a rudder, but responds very well to turning strokes and easy to edge. Definitly there is a need for good communication between the paddlers and synchronisation also helps.
On all our kayak tours there is always at least one double. Good for photography, the one with the camera does not have to worry about paddling, and can concentrate on getting the shot, and also weaker paddlers can keep up with the rest of the group. Also if someone is in need of assistance, or not feeling well the double is very handy. It is a very popular kayak on long trips.
Looking forward to many happy paddling days.
Another great kayak design by Nick Shade of Guillemot Kayaks.....