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ch17 seating ideas?
Posted by ray on Jan 18, 2006
Happy new year
Its been six month since i finished building my ch17. The boat has now covered many miles and is an absolute joy to paddle. It performs well in all conditions.
My longest trip has been a week long self contained (camping) paddle around some of the western isles in scotland. The luggage swallowing capacity is awesome. The only downside to this is that I frequently have to carry the gear that friends cannot fit into their narrow beamed plastic hulls.
The only improvement I would like to make is the seating area. I initially bought a comfort seat which is as its name suggests very comfortable. I also added a backrest, ply and foam underneath the coaming so that my knees, back and hips made sound contact.
All seems nice and snug until I am upside down and roll. At the hip flick moment I have to fight to stop my bottom from coming out of the cockpit. The same happens when I am sculling.
I frequently paddle in conditions where a roll may be necessary - I need to sort this out. Any suggestions?
all the best and a happy new year
- Re: ch17 seating ideas? by Chuck Rhodes on Jan 19, 2006
- Re: ch17 seating ideas? by LeeG on Jan 19, 2006