Small Boat Design

Discussions around designing small boats including kayaks and canoes.

racing an SOF *LINK*

http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/information/kayak_building/skin_frame_construction

I am entering the Blackburn this year with an SOF I just finished. I had an exchange with a fellow paddler about how much of a handicap is the SOF construction vs fiberglass, strip, etc.

I looked at the analysis at elsewhere on this site (see ref),
but it it still kind of theoretical. Has anyone done more experiements or have more relevant experience in comparing SOF to rigid construction, with other design parameters the same?

-Robert