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Old 04-26-2012   #1
 
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Hyside stability: minimax, paddlecat, padillac2

What do you think of the relative stability of the:
Hyside PaddleCat -- 12' x 58" with 20" tubes
Hyside Minimax raft -- 10.5' x 60" with 18" tubes
Hyside Padillac2 IK -- 12' x 40" with 13" tubes
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Old 04-26-2012   #2
 
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Context: I only have experience in one of the three (IK). Couple of thoughts: In IK you sit on floor, so center of gravity is lower. Narrow may mean slipping by some funky water that could grab/toss a wider boat. Thoughts?
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Cat will be more stable then the minimax. I have the minimax and love it, paddle raft/R2/rowing, all good fun. My brother has the paddlecat and has run some good stuff in it, much more stable. Not a lot of exp with the IK, but its an IK.
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