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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:43 pm 
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Hi all,

Long time reader and first time poster. I am from the other side of the world(Australia). :)

Anyone have lower back and sore butt using the PA in a prolong session say 4-6 hours sitting and pedalling? I get a sore butt and and sore lower back sitting too long on the PA. Anyone have any mod that you can share? I was thinking of getting a cushion for the seat and maybe if I am keen I can retrofit the entire seat just like this guy.

http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic. ... od#p110624


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:30 pm 
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FHM, welcome to the forum. Here are a couple of simple combos that work for me:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:32 pm 
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I have owned and paddled four kayaks and the seat on my Hobie Pro Angler has got to be the most comfortable seat of them all. It is close to my Lazyboy recliner in comfort.

I suppose any seat could get uncomfortable is one is in it long enough and doesn't change positions every now and then.Most of my trips are 4-5 hours and I am never tired.

On thing that I like is I installed the seat modification that allows me to slide it forward and backwards about 6 inches. You might look into this modification.

viewtopic.php?f=78&t=33849

Good luck and hope you resolve your problem.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:45 am 
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Yes, my tailbone gets sore after a long day on the water in the PA. I use some cushions as well.

Bob


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:09 pm 
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Thanks for the info,

I will give the cushion a go, but the retrofit of the marine seat does look comfy...:)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:53 pm 
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I use a inflatable cushion on my PA and I alternate it as a back and butt cushion. My aluminum boat has seats like the one you posted a link to and it also gets uncomfortable after a long day on the water.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:12 am 
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I was having sciatic nerve issues using the stock seat bottom:
numbness in toes and tingling along the side of my left foot.
I suspect this was mostly due to poor practices on my part;
bad posture and too long on one position.

My solution was A) a mandatory stand-up break every hour
and B) use a "FatBoy" gel-pad cushion from "Huntcomfort"...

http://huntcomfort.com/?page_id=101

The pad is rather pricey, but it's very nice. I've not had an issue
with pinched nerves since adding it to the seat.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:22 am 
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Kayaking for 10 years and I have always used "LAVABUNS" . Check it out. These are comfortable for hours and are made very well.


http://www.vesture.com/sports-store-page.php


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:24 pm 
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i as well had the same problem i did all the seat up grade slider ,new seat but ti went back to the original seat .broke the last two i got im 290 and use a lot of force when peddling have a lot of tide here on long island ny .what i did was just order the hobie lumbar supports put one on your back for lower support and the other on your bottom .they work great and there price is nit bad 22.00 and now i fish for 8-12 hrs no problem ...


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