So I could have nearby accommodation while manning a stand at the boat show I brought Current Sunshine down to Woolwich Marina. Andrew Bray came along for the ride and we chased Plastiki but couldn’t quite catch her. Halfway down from Pittwater we caught site of Plastiki—not hard to spot because of the swarm of new choppers buzzing around her.
In the June 2010 issue of Seakayaker magazine there’s an interesting report on the Ultralight. The interesting thing is the extra speed they got from their kayak by adding simple streamlining the the shaft of the Ultralight.
It makes a big improvement—increasing the speed from 4.25 knots to 5.5 knots—and just by adding a simple foil to the shaft. It follows a similar pattern the shape of the leg on other Torqeedo models and it begs the question of why didn’t Torqeedo do this already? Especially as it a feature of every other model.
Anyway, you’ll want to read it yourself—click here to go to this article on Seakayaker website.