For me 26" floor with 30deg. flaired sides about right.jdupre' said:Thanks, Bee. Yep, I think.............
Another thing that effects moving the boat around is width. Since building two pirogues with 22" bottoms and about 25 or so degrees of flair , I've noticed that they are easier to move around than something with 30 or more degrees of flair with a large amount of that flair extending out towards the stems. To me, it's just too much boat. Good to have for more stability but just takes away some of the easy handling I'm after in a small boat.
When folks get in a hurry they attach a motor :roll: , a little less then 3.5 mph sounds darn good for a open ( work ) boat using nothing more then a paddle and people power.jdupre' said:Cruises pretty good at a little less than 3.5 mph.