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Homemade Seat (Read 1208 times)
12/11/16 at 08:40:06

DanKC   Offline
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I  remember  sometime ago when someone posted the instructions to make a homemade kayak seat with some foam beads, a garbage bag, and some epoxy. I forgot the details and wondered if someone can post the instructions again.  I cannot seem to find any such thing on YouTube. But maybe I am not searching correctly.

The weather is cold, and I am getting stir crazy  to do something and kayak related, so I thought I might give  this a shot.
 
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Reply #1 - 12/11/16 at 10:26:35

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Courtesy copy and paste from an Ozark Paddler post.

                                                 
" Foam peanuts, gorilla glue & trash bag". This seat making method was explained to me buy Joe Mann but was probably invented by Macgyver because it is ingenious. OK here goes. Take a trash bag and add foam peanuts or better yet foam balls from a bean bag chair, a bottle of gorilla glue and enough water to activate the glue. Seal up the bag, mix well, then put the bag in your boat where your seat will be. Sit on the bag and wait for the gorrila glue to expand and form a solid mass that is form fitted to your butt and the bottom of your boat. After your new seat is cured remove the bag and sand the foam to a perfect fit, coat with water base latex paint then plastic coat tool coating and add your padding of choise. Makes a very comfortable seat that fits your bottom very well.


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Reply #2 - 12/11/16 at 10:49:02

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That's what I was looking for.  Thanks, Johnnie!

I bet this will be a messy thing to do and that it'll take me 3 or 4 tries to get it right.  Oh well...
 
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Reply #3 - 12/12/16 at 14:19:47

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Not hard and really not that messy. If you mess up just try again. Foam bean bag balls really do work alot better than foam peanuts.😀

John R
 
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Reply #4 - 12/12/16 at 15:05:44

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Where can one buy a bulk load of bean bag balls cheap around Kansas City?
 
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Reply #5 - 12/12/16 at 21:14:03

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Reply #6 - 01/24/17 at 10:35:22

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Checked thrift shops for a bean bag chair then stab said bean bag, slice it open and you will find enough foam (beans) for about half a dozen seats.  Wink If you can't find any there go to Walmart, they'll charge you about 20 bucks  though, 5 at most thrift shops.

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