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  Points of contact
  Posted by: Celia on Apr-17-13 2:05 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-17-13 3:32 PM EST --

You need three points of contact to control a boat - butt, feet and thighs into thigh braces. Two inches can make a diff, if that is the real difference. Some manufacturers measure from the top of the coaming, and some from the bottom of the top deck.

Given that the Tsunami is marketed for women, who usually have shorter thighs than men, I suspect that these boats are differently measured. Or one is a mistake - it certainly happens.

I suspect that the Tsunami is low enough for you and the difference in somewhat in how each is measured. The second bulkhead is something you can spring for now or wish you had later.

But you still need to make sure that you have good thigh contact on whatever you get. How it feels on your body, not what the book says.

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