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Re: cockpit placement
Posted by terry on Sep 30, 2005
Careful with moving the cockpit so far forward. The cockpits on kayaks are set where they are for a reason. Depending on paddler weight distribution and how you rig the kayak, a few inches fore or aft may not be such a big deal, but 8-12 inches is a big deal, and you may find yourself having to overload one of the cargo compartments to keep the boat in correct trim.
That being said, there may be an exerienced builder or designer out there with a pax 20 that can provide more informed comments on your design change.
In Response to: cockpit placement by craig on Sep 29, 2005