Small Boat Design

Discussions around designing small boats including kayaks and canoes.

Adapting the ZEST TWO kayak for single paddler

Hi, folks,
The Ocean Kayak Zest Two SOT looks great for tandem sailing. Its shape looks also great for solo paddling, but unfortunately its deck arrangement doesn't support this option, so single paddler has to sit at the rear seat, what causes the kayak to be extremely anbalanced and hard to paddle.

The Malibu Two XL has an option to sit in the middle when this kayak used for solo ride, but the Malibu isn't so fast as the Zest Two (it's wider and shorter...)

Does anyone has a good idea how to re-arrange the deck with minimum effort to paddling by single person?