my favorite footrest

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saleroso

my favorite footrest

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I struggled for years with complicated adjustable footrests, and finally came up with the following - lightweight, cheap, infinitely adjustable and adaptable to any boat.

It's a length of 3/4" aluminum tubing threaded through a piece of pool noodle. Yours will depend on materials at hand, but this one is about 40 cm long by 7 cm diameter. In the photo, the center of the tube was left clear to strap it to a keel, but that turned out not to be necessary. The rope can be substituted for a strap, particularly to connect to the strap connectors in my inflatables. The D rings in the photo were screwed to a wooden gunwhale. The variations are infinite, and all easy.
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