|In these diagrams, the shape
The first 2 diagrams (A & B) show that the flat bottom canoe is more
difficult to tip in calm, flat water.
Diagram C show the idea that the round canoe won't tip as much when
riding the side of a large wave
Water in the round bottom canoe will be deeper along the centre line than the flat bottom canoe.
When the canoes with water, tip, the water in the flat bottom canoe
will cause a greater shift in the centre of gravity of the water, and
the momentum will increase the tendancy to tip