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  Expectations of fit
  Posted by: FrankNC on Jan-08-13 2:17 PM (EST)
 

I have size 12 shoes and I bought a Manteo with a low front deck at a very good price because the owner could not fit his size 10 feet in it. I would expect you to point your toes forward and splay them out in a v with your heels almost touching in the bottom of a low decked boat. If you expect to have your feet wide apart with the toes pointing straight up and your ankles at a 90 degree bend, then very very few boats will fit.

On the good side, it is a decent boat and price so if you cannot get used to the fit, you could sell it for what you paid. Often it takes me 10 or 20 paddling hours to get the outfitting in a boat adjusted just right for long term comfort.

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