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Re: S&G: Looking for a very stable plywood sea kay

If you can demo a Pygmy Pinguino 4PD you may love it. I love mine. Whatever design you choose, be brave and move the forward bulkhead toward you as much as you can to create more room in the forward hatch. If you can really dial this point in you can eliminate the foot pegs, saving weight, money and reducE foot entrapment.

This little boat is close to perfection to me. It carries enough, goes fast enough, is light weight, turns well, tracks well, is highly stable, surfs beautifully, has a low rear cockpit, is comfortable and has nice lines. To be critical it is a bit harder to roll than some designs. Not hard just a tick harder which is directly related to its width. A GP can reduce this to a non issue.

After building over a dozen kayaks this is the one for me. You can fish, photograph, tour, camp, and tear the heck out of the surf with this boat. I talked to John Lockwood at length about this design. He cracked me up when he said his original intent was, "to make a boat to fart around in". It wasnt until he handed it to someone to play in the surf that its potential began to expand.

If it helps I am 5' 11" or 180.33 cm and a size US 9.5 mens shoe. I weigh 165 0r 75 kg. The boat fits me well. I did make thigh brace and foamed out the hips and thigh braces with mini cell.

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