Joined: 21 Mar 2010 Posts: 3 Location: Olustee Florida
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:33 am Post subject: Built me a rigid seat
I have lower back problems. I built a seat that has a rigid back and has better back support.
I began with a vinyl seat from Walmart that sold for $12. I cut the lower sides off of it so that it would fit down in the seating area of my old aquaterra yak.
I fashioned some supporting rods out of bimini top parts and stainless steel. I was not trying to save money but just wanted something a little more rigid than the typical seat held in place with straps.
Here are photos
It raises the center of gravity about an inch and a quarter(seat bottom now an inch and a quarter higher than no seat). I makes the yak slightly more tipsy than without a seat but I can live with it. I could actually shave off the plastic mounting base of the seat and lower it about an inch.
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