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: I am about to start building the cockpit of my Redfish King and
: would like to add thigh braces. Does anyone have a good pattern
: for where they should go, how long and wide they should be etc.?

: Thanks!
: Claudia

I just went to the kayak store with some paper and a pensil and hend it under the cock pit of three different kayaks with different thigh braces and traced the out line four inch forward and back from the thigh brace so as to get the shape of the cockpit with the brace in the middle, then went to my boat ( a guillemot with current design cypress thigh braces) and lined up the different drawings until I settled on the ones that blended the best with my cockpit, traced them onto my cockpit template and went with it. After getting in the boat now that it is one peice the thigh braces are in the perfect place... simple yet very effective.

dave g

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