Whitesell Pyranha as a tandem?

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Whitesell Pyranha as a tandem?

Post by canoeman61 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:48 pm

I've heard good things. Can you share your experiences?

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Re: Whitesell Pyranha as a tandem?

Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:05 am

Hey CM61 -- the answer is yes -- I've recently converted a Piranha to tandem. Here's the link to a fairly recent thread, including some pix of the new tandem in action. --

https://www.cboats.net/cforum/viewtopic ... ll+Piranha" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Message me if you want further details.

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Re: Whitesell Pyranha as a tandem?

Post by PAC » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:40 pm

I beleive the Mohawk Scamp was pretty much the same boat (someone correct me if I'm wrong) and I used one for a while when the kids were younger as a tandem. Worked for us as a lighter crew and have many fond memories of it. I think crew size willcome into play but definetly can tandem.
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Re: Whitesell Pyranha as a tandem?

Post by Paddle Power » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:13 pm

Yes, as already stated.

With short tandems beware of the trim. I tried one that was bow heavy and therefore terrible to steer.
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Re: Whitesell Pyranha as a tandem?

Post by canoeman61 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:03 pm

Thanks for your feedback and please keep it coming!

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Re: Whitesell Pyranha as a tandem?

Post by Pierre LaPaddelle » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:05 am

canoeman61 wrote: . . . please keep it coming!
I'll add a coupla quick additions:

As tandem boats for WW go, PAC's suggestion is right on -- crew size is worth considering. It's a little wet in huge water, lacking big depth or big rocker. A smaller crew would run dryer. (In the pix shown, my buddy and I are around 165# each.)

And, related to that, as PaddlePower says, trim is important -- I prefer to run it a little bow-light, if possible.

Yes, PAC, the Scamp is pretty much the same hull as the "Piranha" (known as the "Challenger" in composite). I've tried both the Rx version and the composite version, and, as per comments in the previous thread, the composite hull is vastly superior to the Rx version, IMHO.

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