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Joan
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Duh!

Post by Joan » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:20 pm

I am inflating my kayak and realize I left the floor at home. Can I go without it?

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Post by sonar » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:40 pm

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Post by Joan » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:08 pm

I chickened out and didn't attempt it. I figured it would be n next to impossible to paddle because I'd be so much lower. The floor is in my car now. Lesson learned!

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Post by dspid2404 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:22 pm

Actually if you had attempted it, you would find that the floor (the hull in this case) would be pushed inward and "bubbled" up on you. The floor, beside being there for comfort, spreads the paddler's weight out over a larger surface area. It also keeps the hull from pushing inward by pushing the load outward toward the larger tubes. Kind of like the rafters in a roof, but upside down. Make sense? Basically, I would avoid not using the floor.
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Post by Joan » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:35 pm

Thanks for the info! My mom WAS right! You DO learn something new every day! I can't get enough.

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