Leg room in DragonFly2

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Tifille3
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Leg room in DragonFly2

Post by Tifille3 » Sun May 25, 2008 8:58 pm

Hello all,

Am considering a DragonFly2 for my son and myself as with our other tandem kayak already (for hubby and daughter) on the roof rack, we don't have enough weight capacity left to fit another.

I am wondering how much leg room there is for the back paddler (assuming here this will be me - the heavier one). I am very tall (6 foot) and the pictures don't seem as though there is much leg room in this thing.

Please advise!!!!!

Thanks so much,

Yvonne

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PJohanson
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leg room

Post by PJohanson » Mon May 26, 2008 1:11 pm

We just tried a Dragonfly 2. My friend is 6'2" and I'm 5'1" so I scooted my front seat forward a little to cheat some more room for his legs. It worked.

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leg room

Post by Tifille3 » Mon May 26, 2008 1:18 pm

So the seats are adjustable in where they go? That would work perfectly as my son is only 3 so needs basically none - lol. Did you find that the kayak performed well? I have never paddled in an inflatable so trying to figure out if it could keep up with my husband and daughter in our other tandem.

Thanks for the reply - Greatly appreciate people willing to share information :-)

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only a little adustable

Post by PJohanson » Tue May 27, 2008 7:42 am

Well, the seat was a little adustable, and my friend needed only about two or three inches, so it worked for us.
It handled reasonably well, but if your other tandem is much longer, like 18 feet long, this 12 foot Dragonfly 2 will have less glide efficiency. It will be more manoevrable, though, good for noodling around shorelines to see tidal life and so on.

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue May 27, 2008 9:23 am

I to am 6'2" and my wife is 5'. We have taken the DF2 out many times and have enjoyable paddles. I do paddle with my legs slightly bent so works for me. I can get behind my paddle stroke better than if I have my legs straight out.

Jeremy
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