Re: Mayfly 14 Seats
- I have found that to be a problem as well. In my experience a hull with
some flare like Mayfly really helps as you can lean back as the knees
are raised. I have found a boat cushion under also helps and better yet
a folding stadium type seat that has a soft back cushion as well. If the
wind gets up one still has the option of removing it and even getting on
the bottom. It really helps me if I change my position often so the
joints don't lock up. And having a sail that reefs quickly and easily.
You can also lie flat on the bottom with the cushion uer the head for a
I also have some stretching exercises recommended by a chiropractor and
some basic yoga moves as well. To be done *before* going out sailing
though. When canoeing I just put ashore and do some as well.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "simonfbroad" wrote:
> Ross Lillistone, I believe it is, says there is only two places to sit
in a small dinghy - on the floor or on the gunwales.
> And whilst I see the sense in this, my old legs and aged back are
disinclined to either of those options, unfortunately.
> I have the plans for the the Mayfly 16, just waiting to be built, and
the seats Jim shows there are very close to the floor anyway.
> Several of his essays on his designs make mention of not raising the
weight of the bulk of your ballast (i.e. the crew) too high because of
the effect on stability, even just a few inches.
> Just something to be aware of.
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