Does a 42 inch waist fit 16.5'' cockpit?
Posted by: natekimh on Feb-05-14 4:02 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
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HI I am a 250 lbs man with a 40-42 inch waist. I am wondering if I can fit into a 16.5'' inch touring cockpit with a 14'' deck height. I put a reserve payment down on a current designs storm gt. The boat shop is 3 1/2 hours away from where i live and i haven't had the chance to sit in the boat.( i know not the best plan, but the price was right)...
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3.5 hours drive?|
Posted by: Marshall on Feb-05-14 4:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: slushpaddler on Feb-05-14 5:36 PM (EST)
Although there may be more to it than that.
Posted by: Fred_Randall on Feb-06-14 10:59 AM (EST)
...at the simplicity of this solution.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Feb-06-14 12:24 PM (EST)
("I did the math, but dang - why don't I fit?")
Posted by: booztalkin on Feb-06-14 12:32 AM (EST)
It depends on whether your waist is wide or deep. Women tend to balloon wide, and a woman with that size waist might not fit. But men tend to ballon north to south, ie, their bellies stick out. So if your 43 waist is mostly in front of and behind you, I bet you can fit.
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Posted by: magooch on Feb-06-14 9:53 AM (EST)
Never buy a boat--sight unseen. This is especially true of poly boats. Whether new, or used a polyethylene boat should be examined very closely by someone with a keen eye. You must be certain that the keel is straight and that the deck has not slumped.
Posted by: Kocho on Feb-06-14 10:53 AM (EST)
Leg height also matters, for deck height|
Posted by: pikabike on Feb-06-14 2:17 PM (EST)
14" is pretty tall, but if you have long legs it might be tight, aside from the cockpit lateral dimensions.
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Posted by: sandmarks on Feb-09-14 12:32 PM (EST)
I'm 6' 240lbs with size 13 feet. I had a Storm for a short time and found it to be roomy.