During my weekly Ebay scan for kayak stuff and ran across this:
Its kinda far from me, but I sometimes head up to that area - however its a bit too far to just go up there and see if it fits...
Are S.O.F. kayaks (after being built) really particular on the fit of the paddler? Ie they do not take as wide of a range of paddlers as commercially made kayaks?
Some additional info from the seller:
"...from the seat to top of coaming is 6.5", great for layback rolls.
There are no footpegs but the is a station that is setup for my 32" inseam."
"It's not based on any Yost boats, only his construction
It's primarily based on Ken Taylor's 1959 Kayak-the Igdlorssuit
am the builder and I modified the design plans so that it would fit my
dimensions at 5'-11". My daughter is 5'-8" and has plenty of room in it.
I didn't have any pre-conceived notions about specific use, it was simply
an exercise in boat building. I've built 11 boats and wanted to try a SOF.
It's been 2.5 years since I built it.
It tracks well, so cruising up and
down the river is no problem. It doesn't feel tippy to me or my daughter.
It rolls just fine. The coaming inside dimensions: 16.75" x 19.75"."
I am 5'5", with an inseam around 28" - probably wont fit unless I find a way to install adjustable foot braces or add in 3-4" brace extension from one of the braces?
Was thinking about building an S.O.F., and would be nice to have an example to examine when (if) I start to build one - but would be better if I could actually paddle it....
Thanks in Advance!,