I always used to think I was hot stuff piloting a tandem or cruising around on a SOT. I didn't anticipate the contrast to a solo canoe to be night and day. I bought a brand new Mad River freedom solo and it's maiden voyage was a little bit of an adventure to me. I was blown away by how responsive it was, keeping it in a straight line without looking like the newb I was took some serious finessing! Anyways, I look forward to putting it on the lake soon to practice all of the intricate strokes and actually get to know my boat.
I say all that to say this: I felt really uncomfortable kneeling to increase my leverage and lower my center of gravity. More specifically, I felt uncomfortable with my feet under the seat. Maybe I have an unfounded fear of capsizing while my stuck feet keep me under the water.
Has anybody else had that concern? or have an alternative seating method? Thanks in advance for helpful replies!