Big Beast

Now this is a big boat!
After our paddle to Eigg and Muck we landed back at Rhu where this big beast was being loaded for a five day trip around the Small Isles.

It belonged to "Ed" from the Inverness club. He bought it for an extended trip to Patagonia.

Made by Paddling Perfection in New Zealand, it was first shipped to Patagonia, and then shipped back to the UK.

When I first saw it on the ground by my car I thought it was a double! But there are actually two large hatches behind the cockpit.

I'm not sure whether the sail is Ed's addition or whether it comes with the boat, but he could feather it to present a wide range of profiles into the wind. It makes the P&H Cetus look small...

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