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Ok since my perception didnt come with a seat pad i was thinking of making one from a modified stadium seat and attaching the required straps and clips on it. this is an add from ebay of the sty i will probably buy and then make adjustments to it. what do you all think. will it work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Deluxe-3-wa...681?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2c7af719

if that wont work i will probably make one from scratch. im a cheapo and a big DIY kind of guy.
 

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My kayak came with a pretty bad seat, so I definitely plan on upgrading it next time I'm home.

This is my plan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B06_4i6O5hI

The video isn't the best quality, but it appears he uses this seat:

http://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-S...TF8&qid=1427770085&sr=8-1&keywords=canoe+seat

I'm going to substitute the sign for a wooden plank, but drill pilot holes and attach PVC pipes to fit into the scupper holes. He gives a brief description in his comments.

There's a pretty good thread here: http://www.ncangler.com/forums/threads/70331-F-amp-S-Eagle-Talon active right now about upgrading a similar kayak.

You also may want to browse the stickied kayak setup thread for ideas http://www.ncangler.com/forums/threads/42560-Show-us-your-fishing-kayak-setup?highlight=show
 

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the $19 seat ships from China and can take weeks to get. Sometimes not at all... LOL.
yea i was checkin that exact one out lol. they got another one for 19. bucks on ebay.
 
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I have an old OK Drifter that I put a molded boat seat in. It works great and feels good but I did have to put a piece of 1 inch PVC pipe on the front to get it to sit correctly for me.
Don't skimp too much on the comfort of the seat, it will determine if you stay out for 6 hours of pleasurable fishing or 4 hours of discomfort.
If your interested I can get a pic of mine and see if I can determine what kind of seat it is. Since it was a Flea Market find I am not sure where it came from.

Darrell
 

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I could use a much better seat than came on my 10 yo Ride 133. The one that is in it is very uncomfortable to me after a couple of hours. Now that I am older, I am reluctant to want to use it much. Great thread and some very good ideas.
 

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Epik,
I have the same kayak and I dislike the seat that mine came with. The shape of the lower seat seems like it will make installing an upgraded seat (I would like one with a frame) very difficult. I am interested to see what works for you. Keep us updated!
 

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will do. i think ima go my creative route. and figure out how to mount it since out seat areas are weird. i will probably end up making a small platform over the seat and then attaching the modified stadium chair or if i can make it big enough even a chair with a frame.
 

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Just remember the higher you sit the worse your center of gravity/balance and the more wind you catch..
 

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well i spent about 5 hours out on it without any kind of back support just used an old piece of foam i cut to slightly cushion my butt. it actually wasnt ad at all. since i can stand in it and i used the elevated built in "captains" chair ans like a layout it wasnt bad. could have stayed out longer but the wife was nagging me that she wanted some dinner and it was my turn to cook. if the weather isnt too bad tomorrow i plan on going out for a long day down the river. starting near my house and going about 7 miles down to down town New Bern. gonna try my luck and pretty much just float all the way down. but then again it all depends cause its a 50 percent chance of rain tomorrow.
 
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