I've been following the Watertribe North Carolina Challenge this weekend. The weather has been windy and colder than other years but they still had record attendance and great times. I cannot wait to hear and read the racers stories. Check it out by clicking on the Watertribe link:
I've been working on my Cobra Expedition and making a new rudder. I'm planning for one that is always down and very strong inspired by the design I've seen on a friends Mirage Kayak.
Also I found another Cobra Kayak paddler that really likes his racing Cobra Viper. Check out his blog at:
And finally I went paddling for about the fifth time in our new to us Wilderness Systems Manteo. It is a pretty nice do everything rec boat. I took my instructor training in it because it was the only closed cockpit boat that I thought I could sit inside all day. The front deck is very low but very wide. The boat is 27 inches wide but paddles faster and handles well because of the v shaped hull and the hard chines. I don't think it would be an easy but to roll but cowboy rescues are easy with it.