Hi, what’s the current thoughts/guidance on fit/sizing?
I’ve just received my new Yukon Yak - and at 5’9, 170lbs with 30" legs (so short legs but longer arms) it seemed the one to go for based on the Alpackaraft guidelines.
On my first paddle yesterday I found that I could barely touch the front of the boat with my feet and if I bring my toes back I can actually straighten my legs flat along the bottom of the boat. I expected that I ought to be able to brace my feet, with legs bent, against against the front of the boat? I can just about do this if I sit more forward on the seat, though then the backrest is further back.
I’d appreciate any advice on current thinking/guidance on boat sizing and what are the trade-offs. Should it be a snug fit - in which case an Alpacka may be better, or does the extra length aid stability and give you more scope for being more comfortable if you can change your leg position more freely? I’ve seen mention from other posts that some prefer to move their seat further forward - if so how do people adjust their back-rest accordingly?
Thanks in advance for any feedback.