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Using an outrigger or double hull configuration greatly increases the stability of the canoe, but introduces much less hydrodynamic inefficiency than making a single hull canoe wider. Compared to other types of canoes, outrigger canoes can be quite fast, yet are also capable of being paddled and sailed in rougher water. This paddling technique, however, differs greatly from kayaking or rowing. The paddle, or blade, used by the paddler is single sided, with either a straight or a double-bend shaft. Despite the single paddle an experienced paddler will only paddle on one side, using a technique such as a J-stroke to maintain heading and stability.

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  • Copyright: Bubbles Julian (shutterbaybee) (83)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-26
  • Categories: Nature
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-29 8:32
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