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  My first solo adventure
  Posted by: timburris on Oct-02-12 9:01 AM (EST)
 

was similar. But I promptly went into the drink. I was astounded how squirrely the boat was. I eventually raised the seat an inch and that made getting my feet in and out much easier.

Soon, I became astounded at how stable the boat really was when I did what I was supposed to do (keep my head inside the rails).

Seat time (or knee time) is the answer. And getting the seat time when you apprehensive is tough. Don't be afraid to take a dunk or two on purpose (conditions permitting). But you will be amazed what seat time (and some lessons) will do to make your new solo an unbelievable versatile craft.

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