My wife likes to kayak, but she has trouble getting in and out of a kayak. So we’re thinking of getting a sit on top kayak and then modifying it to raise the seat. There seem to be lots of YouTube tutorials on how to do this. Has anyone actually done this? How much does it affect the stability? This would be for lakes, ponds and quiet water.
We’d also like to add a standup bar – again, to help her in and out of the boat. Has anyone seen a homemade solution for that?
Just as an aside – we’re looking to do this as affordably as possible and keep the final product relatively light, so the Hobie 14 fishing kayak is not at option at $5K.