Well finally managed to get it all together. Built the top for Charlie to sit on. Used plywood and covered in vinyl runner.
Today was the first day when I paddled out with him on it. It was a little windy and a bit choppy on the lake. When he moved around behind me I thought we were going in!! But after a while he and I got used to it.
What do you think? How easy would it be for him moving around to tip it? My experiences on my own are its really stable and I think it’s a case of just getting used to the extra weight and some shifting of it when he moves around.
Interestingly since its a nice platform – he has no issue jumping off with minimal effect on the kayak. Now getting back on is the problem when his feet aren’t touching ground. Might have to see if there’s something I could use/build/improvise that could attach to the platform or kayak and make it easier for him to get back up onto the platform from the water. Any ideas??