Oar / Paddle
The Tandem Ashes Day
A Light and Elegant Tandem for Day Paddlers and Light Overnighters. Easily driven, with moderate rocker and good initial stability.
The Ashes Tandem Day is quick to come up to speed, she’s maneuverable, and she’s beautiful.
I designed her for the kind of paddling we do here in Southwest Ontario; where sometimes you’re carrying your boat through a cornfield or tangle of brambles to get to the put-in. She’s easy enough for one to wrangle from rack to water, and a breeze for two.
She’s asymmetric below the waterline with a tumblehome that references elegant cottage craft of the past. Low bow and stern mean reduced windage and a shallow arch bottom means her initial stability is good. The moderate rocker means that she turns when you need her to, and tracks when you want her to. And she covers ground like a champ. Birdwatchers, fishermen and women, and photographers will love her.
And yup … she can carry a load; kids in the middle, your dogs or light overnighters. She has enough displacement that you needn’t leave anybody behind.
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