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Leg room in DragonFly2

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:58 pm
by Tifille3
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,


leg room

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:11 pm
by PJohanson
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.

leg room

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:18 pm
by Tifille3
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 :-)

only a little adustable

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 7:42 am
by PJohanson
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.

Posted: 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.