lasu April 23, 2021 Share April 23, 2021 57 minutes ago, joanne3482 said: I've never done a 2 person kayak, but I've canoed. I'm not sure if it is exactly the same, but in a canoe, the person in the back steers. They control the direction the canoe goes. When they want to go straight, they should be paddling opposite so CT calling to Amber left, right was correct. If they want to turn, they paddle the same side (opposite the direction they want to go, so a person wanting to turn left paddles on the right). The back person can use their paddle as a rudder to make the turn sharper as well. I think part of CT & Amber's problem was that Amber was stronger with one side than the other so she wasn't paddling consistently. That's what CT was trying to tell her, she dipped more on one than the other side which will make the boat veer to one side. This. Although all they really need is a person who really knows how to paddle in the back. I'm not the strongest or most experienced rower in the world, but we did learn to canoe, kayak, and work a sailcat at the camp I grew up going to. So if I'm with someone who hasn't canoed or kayaked very much, I always take the back. You can kind of mosey along in the right direction, and the backseat can just make corrections as you go along. I have never seen anyone back peddle to correct. But my plan is also more amenable to people out for a relaxing boat ride, not a high stress, timed competition for hundreds of thousands of dollars. 4 Link to comment
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