Posted by: rblturtle on Oct-03-12 7:19 AM (EST)
As you get more time in your boat you will feel more secure and then you can raise the seat which will help the entrapment concerns. I have done this with all my solos. Flexable thin footwear or barefoot works best for me which also helps entrapment concerns.This also allowes you to either extend your toes or curl them up when kneeling-I do both. On my "winter boat",which I paddle with neoprene boots on,I have raised the seat even more for clearance. I have had the same experience as others mentioned with a Mad River and other shallow V boats. They have very little initial stability when perfectly level.Healing a little firms them up.Transisioning from a shallow arch hull to a V always took some adjustment. I eventually sold my V hulls.