Bloody sore bum

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JackMaddren
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:50 pm

Have had this issue ever since i got my yak, semi cheap but still decent, been having a sore ass every time i go out, starting after about 1hr into a trip, bought a new seat, no change, spent $60 on a viking seat pad, no change. Any advice? Love kayak fishing but this pain in the ass (literally) is making time on the water tough.

Cheers guys!

dedant
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:22 pm

Might be your pedfle length needs adjusting. I had to add a couple of layers of yoga mat to the back of my seat to get my legs bent at the right angle for comfort. You can pad out the rudder pedals to get the same effect.
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Mac50L
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:56 pm

Try adding more support between the legs rather than the outside of the legs. Also as much length of leg support as possible.

How much length of leg supported by your chair in front of the TV or your car seat?

JackMaddren
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:53 pm

Rudder pedals are extended so legs are nearly straight, only part supported is the very back bones of bum, no thigh support etc

Mac50L
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:32 pm

JackMaddren wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:53 pm
, only part supported is the very back bones of bum, no thigh support etc
There is the problem, the reason discomfort.

JackMaddren
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:18 am

Any way to improve this? Or am i buggered?

Mac50L
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:13 pm

JackMaddren wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:18 am
Any way to improve this? Or am i buggered?
I can't see what type of kayak you have.

However, the use of closed cell foam blocks, shaped and strapped in is a start. Not polystyrene foam, the flexible or semi flexible foams similar to camping sleeping mats.

Our kayaks, being sea kayaks and plywood, have V bottoms. This is filled where the seat is with a flat topped platform of foam, sloping a bit so the fore end is higher, the slope at the angle the upper legs make. A strip of foam about 50 - 60 mm wide 30 - 40 mm thick runs fore and aft on top along the middle of this. Over this is closed cell foam about 40 mm thick. Because of the central strip, the top foam drapes over it and makes a seat giving more pressure on the inner thighs.

There is no curve up at the back of the seat.

The back support is the same type foam pad with a strip of foam, same dimensions as the seat strip and behind the back pad. This strip runs across the back of that back pad, pressing against the bulkhead. No bulkhead, fit a plywood piece, strapped to near vertical.

The horizontal strip is about level with the upper pelvis so the upper body is free to rotate during a paddle stroke.

NOTE - the back support does not wrap round the body.
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TwoSpoons
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:04 pm

I had a similar issue, so I made personalised seat. Worked a treat.
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