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  I don't like the idea at all
  Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-02-13 11:26 PM (EST)
 

The bow paddler will have virtually no legroom and an impossibly narrow station. The chief reason boats capsize is ejection of the bow paddler. Not many people are skilled enough at balance to keep their heads within the gunwales far forward in a solo..Also there is insufficient flat floor space..forcing knees together and hence loss of a stable tripod system.

The Sandpiper was designed for smaller paddlers. At 240 lbs total burden tandem, you would get better performance from paddling a log. It would fit either one of you just fine.

Before committing to this scheme.. find a rough day and both of you try to paddle the boat tandem using temporary seating. I recommend the rough day because sooner or later bad weather will take you by surprise (it does everyone) and then you will find out how stable you really are.

But do pick a friendly place on that rough day, like a beach.

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