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  Posted by: rocdoc on Oct-20-12 6:25 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Oct-21-12 9:35 AM EST --

I'll try some additional thickening of the rim - 3M is a good idea, thank Sapien.
I took a better look at it in the light today. The foot pegs are actually not bad at all. They look like the cheap pinchers, but they are not, they feel pretty solid. While a rod would be more comfortable, these nonetheless feel like I can kick solidly on maneuvers.
A different concern comes up though on closer inspection: the central portion of the hull is very soft. It indents with just finger pressure in the highest surface areas. Remember, this is that specific design with a greenland hull, so there are additional chines contacting the water, on both sides of this central area, but this center part can still be the first point of contact with a bank. Should I be worried? The softness on the deck, aft of the cockpit is not that concerning, but I never expected the central part of the hull to feel that way.
Any ideas?


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