Tahe Marine Greenland is one of the few production kayaks specifically designed for Greenland style rolling.
Very low volume and low rear deck allow for advance moves that in most other kayaks are much harder to perform. A low rear deck promotes laybacks where the paddler can honestly lay with his/her back on the rear deck.
Some paddlers find that the position of the seat in the Greenland is a bit too close to the rear coaming and that the back band is a little bit uncomfortable. When laying back there can be localized pressure on the spine against the rim of the coaming.
Below is an example of a highly modified cockpit of a Tahe Greenland, customized to the needs and body shape of the owner of the kayak.
The seat has been moved forward and the fabric back band has been removed.
Located behind the seat is an electric bilge pump that allows quick removal of water that might have entered during launch in rough waters. The Greenland has very little freeboard (that's the nature of low deck kayaks) and launching on shores with waves can be tricky trying to avoid flooding. The solid backrest pivots on stainless steel bolts anchored into the coaming. The flanges of the cockpit coaming have been extended to allow for the seat to be moved forward.
View inside the kayak showing supports for the seat extensions.
After receiving numerous emails asking for details on the procedure for the above mods, here are some additional images of work in progress.
EPS foam plug in place of back band
lay-up with carbon/Kevlar and fibreglass