Small Boat Design

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Drag Issue

I "downloaded" a little .gif of a kayaker paddeling nearly head on to the viewer. I noticed as the kayaker paddled from left side to right that the kayak lilted to each side by say and inch and a half or so in accoirdance with the weight shifting of the alternating forward stroke...

Doesnt this 3" lilting cause the kayak to, however small, alternate its hull speed as the paddler shifts left to right? If so, if some technique were involved to "level" the kayak thr the course of forward stroke... would any speed gain be noticed?

Pete

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