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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:52 pm 
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As a side experiment to aide paddling I tried a piece of timber wedged across the footwell at a distance to suit me and profiled each end to fit the side foot scollops. This becomes a foot rest/bar. Surprisingly big improvement. Paddling power substantially improves as you push down with your foot. Also given the hobies have open cockpits, being a bar rather than foot pegs when you try to edge the kayak you can shift your entire "uphill" foot and leg over for weight transfer which you cant do with pegs or if you have a center consol. Really helps when you want to lean the kayak to counter a constant cross wind

Being just wedged there I can quickly remove it if I want to pop the drive in. Much better, simpler, and cheaper, than previous ideas I had of rigging up hinged foot pegs. Handy bit of lumber to have as a fish pacifier too..


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