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PostPosted: September 15th, 2018, 7:57 am 
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Is this something that would be useful in my old Swift ?

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-canoe-kayak-pad ... nFlag=true

It's the one that disappeared a few weeks ago. Looks like it never did sell.


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PostPosted: September 15th, 2018, 8:52 am 
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Does it fit your hips? I think not as the Swift seat side connections came in at the bottom of the seat and that one is clunky on the side. It seems to be needed to fit on the underside of something.

Minicell is still your best bet. Carve the seat.

Frankly that one looks like crap and you cannot adjust the bottom if it bites into the back of your thighs.

Did you sit in it?


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PostPosted: September 15th, 2018, 2:18 pm 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
Does it fit your hips? I think not as the Swift seat side connections came in at the bottom of the seat and that one is clunky on the side. It seems to be needed to fit on the underside of something.

Minicell is still your best bet. Carve the seat.

Frankly that one looks like crap and you cannot adjust the bottom if it bites into the back of your thighs.

Did you sit in it?


What LRC said.

Does it fit your ass? Does it fit inside the Caspian Sea correctly, width and height wise? How much does it weigh? How will you attach that seat to the hull?

If you install it and the front of the seat edge digs into the bottom of your thighs you will not be happy.

For $40 CND you can buy enough minicel to make a comfortable custom seat. Seriously. . . .

http://bfy.tw/Ju6A


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PostPosted: September 15th, 2018, 4:55 pm 
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Time vs money. I'd sooner continue on with what I have vs make a minicel seat - looks like it could be several days work and that's the kind of time I don't have.


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PostPosted: September 16th, 2018, 7:50 am 
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Time vs money. I'd sooner continue on with what I have vs make a minicel seat - looks like it could be several days work and that's the kind of time I don't have.


I am sure you know what will work best for your time and effort, and am only trying to give advice based on (looking at some shop records) repairing and outfitting 70+ canoes and kayaks over the years.

Making a minicel seat could take several days, if you work an hour or two each evening. Less if you skip the backblock and simply contact cement the seat pan inside the hull.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NpDpjbpeI0


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