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  Kayak Fit
  Posted by: hodtay on Jan-08-13 1:45 PM (EST)

I'm a tall paddler, 6'3", size 12 feet and I too recently moved from canoeing to kayaking. I don't know about the kayak in question but I can say the further your feet extend into the bow the less foot room you'll have. You should expect to change your footwear for kayaking and the right soft-soled water bootie in stead of a hard-soled shoe will give you more boat fit options. Footwear might seem like a small detail but for us with long legs and big feet kayak footwear a big deal.

Also I think that boat in question has no front bulkhead which might be point to consider.

I tried several boats that had not enough foot room and I suspect (especially being accustomed to a canoe) that you might find that the kayak in question will lack foot room. FYI the plastic boat I paddle now has the seat moved aft 2" for more foot room.

Good luck with buying your first kayak.

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