I will try and answer all here in one reply.
Celia, I would have to be near dead “no joke” before a doctor will see any body as they are ALL hiding behind the coronavirus test-demotic… We have had more people die here in N.I. of suicide than Pneumonia, flu, cold and covid19 combined.
So sciatic is a possibility
String, there is not enough room for me and the rear of the seat when I have my buoyancy jacket aid on, I can swim, but the wife says “Put it ON” and yes I do have a damaged back
Willowleaf, As I have said above about the back of the seat, I have it so deflated, I don’t have it,
When I first got the kayak, the seat in it, is a 2 part thing bottom and back, which was coming apart, so I took it apart carefully and put the bottom away in the bottom of the box. As it is an inflatable, the base or keel is good enough to sit on and it lowers the centre of gravity.
So when I first give it a few paddles, “late last year,Sep - Oct” before I bought a buoyancy jacket aid, I used the back and had no leg pains? but now with the jacket on me, I don’t think I could rotate my torso. I do have to sit back in the thing as far as I can, (lack of room in the bow for my feet) so therefore I may be sitting upright ? Must try that sitting on the floor in the house, see how much some thing may hurt.
CraigF, Don’t think there is enough room for me, jacket and a towel, I can see big visions of me trying to get a towel crammed in under me legs, then falling out and drowning in a foot of water.
As a foot note, my wife’s grandfather drowned in 4 inch of water.
Hope that is every one answered in a logical way and you can all understand my rants
I think the thing is too small for me and I would be better of owning an Itiwit 2 + 1 inflatable