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brewyn
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:18 am

Hi Guys :)

Having just bought the Viking reload, I was wondering if you guys that are more familiar with this yak, could tell me what the cut out square section behind the seat area is for, was it designed for a fold up back rest?

Iv'e seen only one picture of the viking where this back rest had been fitted, only I can't find said picture now :)

many thanks.

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arnie
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:22 am

Hey there this is the seat your talking about.
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Far more comfy than the clip in seat.
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brewyn
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:58 am

yeah that could be it :)

what's it called and are they comfy?

would I be able to locate one in the uk.


many thanks.

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Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:38 am

arnie wrote:Hey there this is the seat your talking about.
looks familiar. very nice, didn't know such a seat was available for vikings :y:
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:24 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
arnie wrote:Hey there this is the seat your talking about.
looks familiar. very nice, didn't know such a seat was available for vikings :y:
I did wonder Andrew if one from the ultra 4.3 would fit or any other for that matter :)

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arnie
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:38 pm

They are $139 and available from at canoe & kayak waikato
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Snap 4T
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:58 pm

Looks good Arnie, never know Viking has one of these.
(pm sent :D ).

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arnie
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:22 pm

Snap 4T wrote:Looks good Arnie, never know Viking has one of these.
(pm sent :D ).
:y:
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brewyn
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Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:34 pm

arnie wrote:They are $139 and available from at canoe & kayak waikato

Thanks for that :)

Iv'e had a look but can't see the seat or any information about shipping etc.

But nice looking backrest, looks like they could be a popular option if more folk knew about them, I was just lucky to notice a picture of one when I was researching the Viking reload :)

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Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:48 am

That must be a fast seat its got a picture of a Hurricane on it ;)


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Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:58 pm

Winch wrote:That must be a fast seat its got a picture of a Hurricane on it ;)
Funny you say that winch, that's the name of the seat :rofl:
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SitDown
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Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:57 pm

My new (2nd hand) reload has a seat like the photo's above
What are you guys using for a cushion ? Where can I get 1 from

dedant
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Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:17 pm

SitDown wrote:My new (2nd hand) reload has a seat like the photo's above
What are you guys using for a cushion ? Where can I get 1 from
Most rely on butt fat :P
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Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:55 pm

SitDown wrote:My new (2nd hand) reload has a seat like the photo's above
What are you guys using for a cushion ? Where can I get 1 from
The Viking kayak website has seat cushions. I use the double thickness


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SitDown
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:26 pm

dedant
Most rely on butt fat :P
In my case, I would have to lie down on my puku.... a bit of "size" around my mid-drift :P

Casualtyward
The Viking kayak website has seat cushions. I use the double thickness
Thanks, I will look into that, cheers
ummmmmm... if I was to go for an unplanned swim, what would be suggested to contain these cushions floating away elsewhere ?

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:54 pm

brewyn wrote:
arnie wrote:They are $139 and available from at canoe & kayak waikato

Thanks for that :)

Iv'e had a look but can't see the seat or any information about shipping etc.

But nice looking backrest, looks like they could be a popular option if more folk knew about them, I was just lucky to notice a picture of one when I was researching the Viking reload :)

I recently bought the hurricane seat from viking kayaks. Its not on their website but if you call them talk to stephen or any one there, they will sort it out. I think it was 140$.


The straps are a bit short though, they suggest using self taping screws but I wasn't keen on making more hole in my yak so i used two meter long tie down strap and it works fine.
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:24 am

Nice. They look like Leigh fish 8)
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:27 am

TN , do you troll with the rods in the front holders? Is there a lot of "wiggle" with the exta leverage? I was thinking of using the short extention as well .
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:17 pm

dedant wrote:Nice. They look like Leigh fish 8)
You know it ;)


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Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:22 pm

dedant wrote:TN , do you troll with the rods in the front holders? Is there a lot of "wiggle" with the exta leverage? I was thinking of using the short extention as well .
Very useful for trolling and the idea i had was keep the reel far from the water splashes in those choppy waters and it works great.


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