The ends of the Pax 18™ and 20™ are nearly plumb for maximum waterline length (the heels of the stems are rounded to shed race-killing weed or kelp). Substantial flare is worked into the stem and stern above the waterline to gain buoyancy for work in waves. This extra volume also helps to reduce "squatting" at sprint speeds. Both boats have extremely narrow waterlines, 15-17″ depending upon crew weight, which translates into effortless speed in the hands of a skilled paddler. Tracking is solid. Narrow boats can be a handful when surfing at speed, even for experts, so we have made a retractable skeg standard in the kits.
The Pax 18™ is a much smaller boat, suited only to paddlers weighing a maximum of 175 pounds. The hull flares from a razor thin waterline to 21.5″ (10% of overall length). Because of the strong flare, most paddlers will find the Pax 18 far more stable than its speed would suggest.
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