Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
 





 
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  I prefer saddles also. The one shown
  Posted by: ezwater on Feb-26-13 5:46 PM (EST)
 

via the link, though, might have two problems. One is that the location tracks for knee cups and ankle supports do not conform to most anatomy. When the knees are spread, the lower legs want to slant toward the center of the canoe, not straight back toward the stern.

The other is that there is no support thwart for the saddle. Saddles just attached to the bottom of the boat don't usually have enough stability, and contribute nothing to the rigidity of the hull. A thwart across the high part of that saddle, behind the paddler's butt, will hold the saddle firmly in place and provide protection against the hull being folded in a mishap.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Bug Shelters

Kayak Deck Gear Bags

Road Shower

Yakgrips

Full Size Sail Rig

Table of Contents

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Paddling.net Inc.
Sweepstakes Shirt Sale