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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:41 pm
If you shortened the decks on a North Wind and put in a center brace would it make a decent tandem?
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:34 pm
I think it depends on the intended use and the size of the paddlers. With the max. recommended weight being around 500 pounds, i think it would make a fine day tripper as a tandem or even a light overnighter.
I am thinking of doing something similar with my Southwind, only converting her into a tandem sea kayak.
Evie and I combined, weigh 350 pounds approximately so that gives a bit over 100 pounds to carry our picnic and foul weather stuff which is plenty.
I think that both of these designs are very good, seaworthy boats and would work well as tandems.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:53 pm
North Wind would be a tight fit tandem, but you could do it.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:27 pm
This would be just what Mick said a good daytriper and a light overnighter.
I am down to 198 Yehaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ,want to see 185 . this boat would be for me and and a 100 lb kiddo most of the time might have two adults that would weigh 350.
It would also be another solo boat . Did I mention I love the North wind