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ThomL
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Ideally, the boat should be level or slightly nose heavy when you are sitting up in a good paddling position (not leaning back on the back band). If you need to get the nose up momentarily, it’s pretty easy to lean back and use a strong forward stroke to do that.

Use the seam line on the boat to judge how well it is trimmed – probably easiest to get someone to look at you from a few feet away.