You were an ANIMAL out there! 'Looked very "comfortable" and at ease! Your pal JP was a natural...with waders, watch out Striblue!
...I think CG (centre of graity and weight distribution makes a hugh difference in tracking and paddling effectiveness)...Fred did great but he was having a bit of a challenge and I'm sure that weight distribution played a BIG role...Last year I had a small (sorta') bad of tricks that I kept up in the from between my feet and it was enough to cause the front end to plow and carve it's own course...It was a struggle to keep it going where I wanted...
The confluence and malstrom that I had to run through to get "outside" was a real stinker unto itself and the nose heavy assault compounded matters dramatically! After I moved the cargo to the rear bulkhead, the problem was absolutely resolved and the Manteo seemed like an old friend instead of an unrode buck. 'Made all the difference! GO FIGURE!
We'll have to do that AGAIN!!! Way to go ROOPster, Fred, and JP!
In spite of the uncooperative striped friendz...Quite a swell day!
See ya Saturday!
Last edited by Penguin; 05-09-2002 at 10:22 PM.