Wow, well I didn’t expect it to come so fast! Arrived in less than a week. I guess since they’re in CT and I’m in MA…
Yes the carry case is a bit unwieldy to get started but once it’s moving it’s pretty easy and smooth. That said I may try wheeling it around a block to see how viable it is to take to work from the Cambridge docks.
The biggest issue I see for the distance I’d be wheeling is the case stands 3.5’ and so comes up to my chest. That’s a bit large… I may want to throw together a custom wheelie to move it on it’s side, making it far lower to the ground thus more manageable.
Anyway, we’ll see.
Meanwhile, I need to start thinking about how to mod the cockpit for better padding. I’ll need thigh and hip contact, and it will need to be removable. I’m also considering a foam pad for under the seat to lift me up a bit too, though I don’t feel like it needs to be too high.
Any advice on what kind of foam to use, where to buy it and what to use to secure it? For instance what about industrial strength velcro?
Another reason it should be removable is I’ll need to replace it as I lose weight too…
So, in case anyone is interested, here’s some initial pictures. I know, it’s not a really nice touring kayak. But for what it is and what it’s meant for, I think it’s nice and is designed pretty well. Then again as a novice I know my opinion is also not worth a while lot.