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  Tempest Update
  Posted by: old_user on Oct-08-12 6:50 PM (EST)
 


Since I had to unload the boats to make room to go (hopefully) pick up a used contractor rack later today (to make carrying the longer boats easier than hanging them 7' out the back of my truck), I decided to pull the Tempest back out and play with the adjustments a little bit.

I got the seat into the same reasonably okay position that I did on the Perception, i.e. with the seatback as far forward and vertical as possible, moved the foot braces out another notch (farther away) and made sure the thigh braces were in the right spot.

If I'm careful, I can get into it without any leg cramping, and I don't instantly cramp now. The keys seem to be the thigh brace positions and the foot braces being a notch farther away. This gives me room to relax my legs a little bit when needed.

Getting out still takes some work, and I still have a concern about not being able to get out quickly on a wet exit. If the cockpit was 1" longer or the deck was 1" taller, I think it'd be about perfect.

BUT, that has me thinking about the earlier suggestion of moving the seat back. I think moving it back ONE inch might do the trick. So I might just try that tonight or tomorrow. You really don't think that'll compromise the center of gravity?

Rob

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