Originally Posted by Dave Frank
I'm confused. The lower my seat is the lower my knees are, the higher my paddle blades are out of the water when the handles are as low as my knees let them be.
How would your higher seat help keep the blades further out of the water?
I see what you mean, Dave. Part of my reconfiguration plan is to get a flip seat and move my cooler under me. In addition I would like to try taller oar towers.
If my oar towers are 6" higher, then when the oars are parallel to the water the blades will be 6" further above the water. This may alone do the trick.
My other thought regarding seat height is with a low seat, I have to keep my legs straight in front of me. I'm hoping by sitting up higher I'll be able to bend my knees so my lower legs are perpendicular to the water, which should allow me to push the oar handles in front of my shins, below the level of my knees if I need to.
I'm not sure how else to get my long legs out of the way? Maybe I only need taller oar towers. I currently have an NRS frame with the seat at frame level and that definitely isn't working for me.
What do you think? I'm open to other ideas.