It took a lot of PBR’s and I ruined a halfway decent t-shirt practicing, but I taught myself how to sew tonight and added an extra 2 inches of heavy duty velcro along all the closures on my cruiser deck because with the addition of thigh straps it has been a real hassle getting the thing to close and stay closed with my knees pressing up underneath. After a class III+ living room dry-run, I’m pretty pleased with the addition.
I use a backrest very similar to what kirkinbend has posted (https://www.dropbox.com/sc/bwcu04ylirpby4g/U2J27ocmas) and I have an issue with the spray deck sagging behind me and pooling water that inevitably washes into the boat. So after looking around the interwebs for a solution, I came across Roman Dial’s pocketed platypus modification and thot that I could add two pockets behind me to keep the deck tight and upright around my back.
Just wondering before I go threddin’ my bobbin if anyone else has tried this and been happy or not with the outcome.