I recently bought a Chilco and only took it out a few times.
I noticed it was real twitchy unloaded. I weight 175lbs and was curious how much ballast I should add (25-50lbs?).
The next item is the gas pedal rudder system. I find it awkward and uncomfortable compared to the traditional push pedal system. I'm considering ordering the push pedals from Seaward as a retrofit.
Last item. I found the padded plastic seat severely uncomfortable in a very short time. I recently moved the seat down and forwards as I think the thigh braces might be the culprit as they were closer to my knees than to my torso. I'm planning a test of this on a rare winter weather window on Sunday.
I really like the design and build quality but some of these quirks make me question my purchase. Any advice or comments would be appreciated!