By: Bradley SaintJohn
What does a stable canoe look like.
True Flat Bottom Canoes, are very stable. I don't believe in defining initial stability and secondary stability. I would say that a canoe is stable until it is taken past its tip angle. This canoe can be tipped to one side or the other until you sip water over the gunnel, even with out tipping. Now with this in mind, you answer were does initial stability end and where does secondary stability start. You're right the concept of secondary stability is absurd.
The Video below shows, how, even empty how resistant it is to capsizing.
I started to realize this when it was on the ground on its side, it would fall down to its bottom.
Don't get me wrong, canoes will capsize if pushed past their limit, like any Vessel.
This could well be the most stable Canoe available
Building The Flat Bottom Canoe