I know the Z 15.5 is a bit longer and narrower, but will the rocker make it slower than a Tsunami 140? My average speed in the 140 is about 4 knots on flat water. How will the Z 15.5 compare? I will get to try one out in a few weeks, but Im curious. Thanks!
Depends on color
If Zephyr is red, definitely faster.
doubt there’s much difference
I own the bigger Zephyr, and paddle with a guy who uses a 145 Tsunami, and have paddled a 145 in classes. To me, cruising speed is something you can maintain for a decent period of time, not top speed or sprint speed. I don’t see much difference between the effort required at 3-4 kn speeds. YMMV
and it’s not rocker that matters, it’s waterline length. rocker with WL produces speed, less wetted surface.
either boat will take similar effort to maintain ‘cruising’ speeds. The Z will be a bit faster, theoretically.
Thats what I was looking for
Thanks Steve! BTW, the Z is a beauty!