So I’ve been having a little trouble with the adjustable bulkhead. In order for the bulkhead to have a nice snug fit in the front i need to push it with only 4 holes (in the bracket) free on my side of the nut. But when its that far I can barely brace my feet against it. It feels much closer and comfortable with 7 or 8 holes free however it leaves too much space between the inside rim of the bow and the bulkhead so that it swings down and up. I’m 6.0ft btw but it feels that i need to actually move the seat forward so the bulkhead can be snug and I can brace my feet against it. Im only slightly opposed to moving the seat cause it’s a little tedious and i’ve already got my seat adjusted very nicely. Not sure what I’m missing here.
I used the foam cut outs that dagger provided and cut them down to shape the bulkhead, but honestly I don’t think I should have cut them at all.
I’ve watched a lot of videos on dagger kayaks bulkheads but none were on the unique bulkhead that the katana has. SO…At this point I believe I have three options.
- Keep the bulkhead closer to me so that my feet can naturally brace against it. Buy some minicell foam and cut into wedges that I can stick down to the bottom or top of the inside near my feet (Foam wedge sloped away from me) so that I can push the bulkhead up the sloped wedge and create a more snug holding position to prevent the bulkhead moving up and down.
- Keep the bulkhead at a further distance from me, assuring that it remains in total contact on the bottom and top of the bow. Then buy foam blocks and brace them against the bulkhead so I can have more contact with my feet.
- Attempt to move the whole Contour Ergo seat forward several inches and bring the bulkhead a little closer.
If anyone else has run into this weird issue feel free to drop any tips!