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During my ACA certification training I had to do a T-rescue with my whitewater creek boat. Like virtually all American-made whitewater kayaks, it has a foam support pillar between the deck and hull that runs the length of the kayak. I didn't really have an issue with it. I was surprised when my feet encountered it, but adjusted. If it doesn't make a difference on a kayak that is only 9' long I can't see it being worse on a sea kayak.

On my Night Heron, which has an inch taken out of the sheer amidships and almost 3 more in front of the cockpit (I believe Etienne once referred to it as a "plank") I have my bilge pump mounded under deck in the same location. I paddle legs straight out all the time, and I never notice it. I've never hit it with my legs even when doing fancy rolls where I have to cheat by sliding my knee to the center of the cockpit. In a boat as large as that one, I don't see how it would interfere.

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