Hello all, been using this site for years as a great resource!
I'm having trouble finding a touring kayak that fits me. Was in love with the Jackson Journey 14, and checked one out today to find I don't fit in it. Everything is fine except for the deck height (which is listed with the same 16" deck height as my Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145). I can't get my thighs to fit under the thigh braces... I'm 6'2' and 290 pounds.
I'm turning away from the Tsunami because I really want something with a rounded chine so I can lean into turns more and begin to paddle with better technique (and even with a rudder the Tsunami is sluggish to turn).
Any suggestions for a touring kayak? I'm really trying to stay around 14-15 feet as I do paddle in smaller rivers with lots of turns. Tried the entire Wilderness Systems line-up. Tried a number of Necky, Jackson, Perception, Liquid Logic, Current Designs, Prijon, Native, etc. kayaks and they couldn't find anything I fit in (and to be honest I didn't write down the exact models to tell you what they were).
Any suggestions? ...not looking for a canoe or a sit-on-top. Very set on a sit-inside; and a touring style, not recreation boat (already have an Old Town Dirigo 140, Loon 138, and owned a Pungo 140 before). Thanks.