Austin Canoe and Kayak is working with me on the rudder pin.
I have been doing a great deal of analysis about the trip so far. I have paddled 920 NM so I Don’t think my skills are in question here.
The journey has been rough on equipment as any journey of this magnitude would.
My health is good. My spirit was a little down because a few nay sayers who Don’t know me well said I should quit. Well that word is not in my vocabulary. I talked with two of my children today who have boosted my spirits.
What I have discovered or at least I think is the issue is the kayak. It has a high transition strip. I am not a load capacity yet this strip is underwater. I am thinking this has an effect on the kayaks stability under certain turbulent water conditions.
I will email Necky tomorrow with my thoughts to get there input.
I am Going to try to get a different kayak. One that is slightly longer and wider with a higher weight capacity. I will not increase my current load if I do. It will give a better safety margin let the yak float higher and provide better stability.
I would really appreciate your input on this so please comment.