Raising the seat in Mamba 8.6...Consequences??
I 've had my 8.6 for all this year and never really felt connected with the thigh braces unless I put in about 2-3"s of foam padding every time I used it.My hips and thighs are probably smaller than what this boat requires but my overall wt is on par with the boat specs [200-205].Anyway, I decided to raise the seat about 3cms by adding foam, and I see this has allowed me to cut the thigh foaming by at least two thirds and has made egress much easier.
My questions are...what are the performance changes going to be due to seat raising,will it become tippy?[Shouldnt, since it is incredibly wide, yes??], will it roll easier? Will I have more paddle control with less effort? And anything else you can think of.
I do not want to change the boat if I can at all help it,but if it came to that what boat performs similar to this one?Me, 200-205 loaded,inseam 32.
Thanks for your help guys.