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Re: foot braces
Posted by Dave Houser on Feb 23, 2006
The advantage of adjuctable foot braces is that they are adjustable. How is that for stating the obvious. Their main advantage is they allow you to move them in conjunction with moving your seat to trim the kayak for best response to crosswinds and waves. They also will allow others to use your kayak. They do add a couple pounds to the kayak.
Blind versus through-hull attachent is pure cosmetics, if done right they both work.
Bulkhead braces are great they can be adjusted a few inches with minicell foam blocks. I fact, having space between the foot blocks is nice to allow leg stretching. But bulkhead braces are esentually fixed for one leg length so boat swapping is limited.
In Response to: Re: foot braces by LeeG on Feb 23, 2006