OK, I've come to the conclusion that carved up mini-cell foam in the Tern just does not cut it. I need some more substantial thigh braces - ones that will allow me, or anyone else paddling the boat, to really hook my/their thighs to and yet still allow for a comfortable paddling position. The unavoidable fact is that the Pygmy cockpit is just plain too big, which means that any braces placed under the existing cockpit opening will result in legs that are splayed so far apart it makes for a very uncomfortable position after anything longer than an hour or so. I paddled a plastic Necky Eliza on the weekend, and was quite impressed with the braces in that boat. They're not adjustable but comfortable and offer a decent amount of support. Basically they bolt to a large cockpit, making it more of a key-hole shape. That's what I'm after. The boat is well used - I no longer baby it (it surfed directly into a rock near Long Beach last year - repairs for that will be completed shortly). It's scratched and has more than a few compression blemishes on both the hull and, after the Long Beach incident, the deck as well. So I'm not looking for something that will add to the beauty of the boat. I want them to be functional, #1 - if they look half way decent, that's a bonus. I'd prefer not to have to glass anything in if I can avoid it; I'm not adverse to drilling a few holes (gasp!) and bolting them in place if I'm confident that they'll do what I want. I've noticed that the adjustable touring braces are available on Necky's web site (not the same ones as in the Eliza, but I've also paddled an Elaho with them and they seem ok, though not as nice as the new ones in the Eliza). But they're pricey - US$110. I'd prefer something a bit less expensive. Anyone have any ideas or experiences with outfitting a boat with aftermarket thigh braces? I'm all ears (and getting desperate!). Thanks in advance!