You could be right, but I regard the
Posted by: g2d on Feb-26-13 1:32 AM (EST)
Solostrap as a temporary solution to solo paddling. I wouldn't use it in any situation where bailing out of the boat would be an issue.
Not many solo paddlers want to be as far forward as I do, and back where they might use a kneeling thwart or solo strap, they'll have room enough to bail.
You've seen my c-1 with its 5.75" seat on myccr. ("Looks Slow Even Sitting Still.") Those big feet are packed in there somewhere, and the pedestal is carefully dimensioned so that I can escape very easily. That boat is the 1st-out-of-the-mold Zealot, bought from one of our Olympic competitors, Adam Clawson. He had it rigged with a glassed in kneeling thwart, and as he probably has size 13 feet, I have no idea what would happen if he failed to roll. But he never failed to roll.