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: Kayak Modifications/Additions

04-01-2002, 03:47 PM
I have a Frenzy Kayak by OceanKayak. Its a sit on top, so I have the basic back rest. After long paddles last summer, I found that my legs would "fall asleep" sort of making standing a little difficult upon exiting the yak. (Read, I fell on my ar$e.) I am trying to decide whether to buy the fancy fishing backrest or to fashion my own. I think I can whip up some rod holders out of some PVC, Cable Ties, and holes in the rest I have. The pouch on the back isn't really necessary to me. Now the big thing...the seat under me. I thought about using a boat cushion, but fear that it will hold lots of water and become an annoyance once I return to dry land. I am also wondering if maybe some closed cell foam would work. I might even be able to Velcro it to the area. Any thoughts or suggestions?:confused:

04-01-2002, 04:08 PM

Sorry, wrong forum.

I was looking at one of those bean bag/ insulated hunting seats in my basement the other day. Cheap, soft.

Otherwise there are lots of aftermarket seats out there which I'm sure Adrian could point you to.

04-01-2002, 04:53 PM
My WS Tarpon came with an integral backrest and self adhesive pad for the seat. The pad is thin but surprisingly comfortable. Some people don't like the back rest, others love it - for me so far so good. Being fairly rigid its great to lean back against for a rest after a lengthy paddle in the 'forward tilt' position. My legs were asleap when I got back to the landing on Sunday.

Maybe a bit of flexing from time to time which is much easier in a SOT :)