I recently bought a 16 foot alluminum canoe. It's made my sears.
I've taken it out on a lake and done fairly well with switching sides.
But I cannot at all figuure out the J-stroke. Even with someone who is experenced in the canoe with me.
What I want to know, is it nessary?
Of couse it's not for calm lake water and calm rivers.
But what about semi-rough water?
Can I get along fine with the switching sides? I forget the stroke.
I would be canoeing alone in the stern.
Thanks for the help.