Bob it isn't balance but the Laws of Physics! Ya' can't be tall and wide and be stable in a small canoe or pirogue...
Originally Posted by CoachBob
That's why Big Dale gave his little Sawyer Tripper canoe to my then 12 year old son, Ian. As I remember, this little canoe is rated for about 150/160 lb.s, while Big Dale, and his friends that he tried to sell it to, were all tall (6ft.+) and very large (300+). That much mass and their high centers of gravity quickly resulted in all of these big guys quickly rolling that little canoe. Big Dale said, "That canoe's dangerous!". But with his skinny, little frame, Ian used to walk up and down in that little boat while fighting reds on his 6 wt. fly rod! HA!