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My objective for the new seat is purely boat fit, which is one of the most important components of boat handling and stability on edge. It will actually sit higher than the current foam seat. My objective is not to increase the boat's stability but am only stating that more stability is not necessarily bad with this boat, which is a fair statement.
Agree the Nordkapp is more stable than the Innuk (how do you remember that I had that boat!). That was a pretty tippy boat now that you mention it, although it did not bother me terribly. I also just had a Bahiya and I think the Nordkapp is a good bit more stable than the Bahiya was.
Agree that the Nordkapp has pretty good secondary, but the current seat I have in it does not allow me to maximize use of that secondary stability, as I have not found the sweet spot for width in the hips. I think that is critical for good edging. I like the NDK glass seat becuase it is just right for me in terms of both width to fit my hips right, and height which puts me just low enough to where I don't feel crammed in the boat.
Interesting points on Valley seat placement. I would say that the current position of my foam seat is too far forward for sure (given that the boat weather cocks fairly noticeably to the point that the boat really does need the skeg to keep it on track without significant and constant correction strokes and not just edging) but not sure how far back would be too far back. I may have to wing it. I imagine the sweet spot is fust a little farther back than where I currently have it.
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