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Old 12-22-2008, 09:08 AM
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Currently I have the GTS Elite Seat installed on my Malibu X-Factor. High back and very comfortable.

After a couple of hours I have to stand for a while because of pain in my bottom. During a 8 hour fishing day, I will stand 3 or 4 times to release some pressure.

Can you advice me a (additional?) (Gel based?) seat to soften the stress on my delicate bottom?

In January / February I will receive my brand new Malibu Stealth 14 and like to transfer any additional accessory to my new kayak.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:37 AM
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The Skwoosh kayak pad extends my sitting time significantly . . .

I cannot offer an opinion if the slightly higher seat height will affect your particular yaks stability however . . .

Manufacturers site info:

http://www.www.skwoosh.com/
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:20 AM
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Thanks Odin.
I do think THIS will do the trick.

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Daruba,

You're welcome, anytime . . .

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:40 AM
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I would go inflatable, not gel. The trick is to inflate it fairly full, then have a seat and let air out until just before your butt hits seat. That's the perfect amount. Low center of gravity, much less pressure, does the job for me. Scott
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:45 AM
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Quote:
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I would go inflatable, not gel...
Hi scott,

You tried both?
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:29 PM
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Gel cushions don't help much over the long haul, so I'd go with an inflatable cushion for maximum comfort.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:00 PM
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Quote:
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Gel cushions don't help much over the long haul, so I'd go with an inflatable cushion for maximum comfort.
I think it may depend on the individual.

Where I generally had to get out of my yaks after 3 or four miles to stretch things out, I was pushing 12 to 15 mile trips without getting out of my yak at all.

That also could be because I simply got used to the distance over time, being I was paddling 2 to 5 days a weeks 10 to 15 miles a day for most of the season.

I haven't used the air seat in my kayaks so I can't give you a head to head comparison.

I've have used an air cushion on my motorcycle when doing 300 mile plus trips and I found it to be great help. Very comfortable, and less "friction" discomfort . . .

KFS has a very inexpensive air cushion and the Skwoosh cushion listed. . .

http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc...GY&Category_Code=sts

I tried to get the link before but I kept getting a fatal error when I tried to enter the shop . . .

There is also the Discovery Kayak Cushion which is an air cushion . . . MSRP $39.95




Or the Seattle Sports Bun Huggerz Microbead Kayak Seat . . .




KFS carries the Surf To Summit GTS Air Wave seat . . .




I don't know which specific pads Luna and Scott are refering to, but these are a few I found . . .


Hope this helps . . .
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:06 PM
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Best solution: buy a Dorado!

Daruba--in all seriousness, I experienced a similar problem with my Prowler 15 in which I had installed the GTS Elite Seat. When I bought the Disco, I noticed that the problem went away and I attribute it to the shape of the seat--the same thing holds with the Dorado, in which I just use a gel seat and a waist band and experience no discomfort whatsoever. Anyway, I hope you solve the problem because I know how uncomfortable it is. All the best!
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:16 PM
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I like my Crazy Creek inflatable seat...its got a high back for back support and the "air ride" for the butt! Adjustable too!

http://www.crazycreek.com/product/3/25/

I only paid $35.00 for mine...I think Academy sells them now for about $50.00.

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