Good morning everyone from the very Hot Northeast (today is cool< Finaly)
I constructed a shearwater merganser 17W over the winter
Ive had it out a buch of times (fun boat havnt pushed it yet)
anyway Im at the point with the boat that I need to be to start practicing some High bracing strong leaned turns …and figure out a Roll or two that will work with this boat BUT I HAVE AN issue that makes this learning experience difficult.
I cant stay in the cockpit, I have a keyhole 16 3/4 x 31 with kneee braces, good foot pegs and fairly snug hip pads.
as soon as I get to the tipping point and go over even with my knees tight against the braces I slide out of the cockpit like a squid, my seals SPRAY SKIRT COMES OFF ON ITS OWN AND thus IM IN THE WATER.
good thing is that I was wondering how easy a wet exit would be as Im a 245LB guy and the cockpit is fairly snug and with lots of stuff hung under the deck. wet exit is pretty easy.
I never had a problem hanging in my white water boat when I was a Teen (tight fit and neoprene skirt) Im stumped on this one at the moment.
- tequnique Just isnt quite right with large boat (suggestions)
- Do I need to add padding to Knee braces to keep things tighter, more hip padding?
- spray skirt is a Seals Tropical tour and Its Chinched up pretty tight although it comes off on the sides on its own with a fair amount of pressure
again as soon as I get past 90 deg I slide right out.