Was wondering if anyone had either made or bought a seat to take a child in a sea/ touring kayak?
The kids are desperate to get out on the water and I want to encourage their enthusiasm but do it in a safe manner.
I envisage a SOT would be the ideal craft but that necessitate purchasing something I don’t know if I would use if they don’t like it.
I have a wavesport hydra which has an absolutely massive cockpit that would comfortably take the smaller or the kids (5) but I think I would clip the larger ones (7 years) head with the paddle.
PS would only be taking one at a time for safetly.
My kayak has yak attack rails mounted on the back deck immediately behind the rear combing. These are mounted over the rear bulkhead and I was toying with the idea of fashioning some form of seat that fastens to the rails. When not in use as a childcarrier it would be a reasonable place to hold excess items not fitting in the holds for those extended trips.
My slight concern other than where exactly yo begin with the construction is that it would alter the centre of gravity and make the boat more tippy.
Was wondering if anyone had any thoughts? Anyone done similar or is this a plan destined to fail?
Many thanks for your time!