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After going for a very long paddle yesterday (around 4hrs) my backside was absolutely killing me :oops: , has anyone else had this problem if so did you fix it, I have thought about getting some of the velcro tape and putting on a piece of EVA foam, I have a Sevylor seat. I am also trying to eat and drink as much as possible to get padding that way but its a slow process.
 

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Not had the problem John, so I can't help.

Big call posting this in Do It Yourself :wink:
 

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Go to the local upholsterer or Clark rubber and get some foam you can fold in two and put it under your seat. I did this and my bone arse is now nicely padded. Cost me all of $2. :D
 
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Thanks guys I'll get some high density foam and velcro it on tomorrow and test it tomorrow night as I will be fishing the Margate-Scotts Point tomorrow night for a few hours so I'll see how it goes. Thanks a lot occy but I'm positive thats not the cause :D
 

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John, try stretching your hamstrings as you paddle along as it sounds to me like you are not changing your position enough or moving around on your yak enough and your hammies need a stretch. Just beware that raising your seating position will reduce stability so don't go crazy with foam thickness.

Catch ya Scott
 

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I get a bit sore in that direction too. I think its a circulation thing. I do a few of an excercise I call the yak push up. Just grab the sides of the yak, fingers pointing down the the water, and lift body up out of the seat for ten seconds and then repeat a couple of times. It seems to work for me most of the time. You would of course need to be aware of the wind and waves of course, and would not recommend this if there is any serious weather.

Cheers all Andybear :lol:
 

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I like andybear also grab the side and lift myself up of the yak and stretch. Also moving your feet and toes helps keep circulation going strongly in that region.
 

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I get a bit sore in that direction too. I think its a circulation thing. I do a few of an excercise I call the yak push up. Just grab the sides of the yak, fingers pointing down the the water, and lift body up out of the seat for ten seconds and then repeat a couple of times. It seems to work for me most of the time. You would of course need to be aware of the wind and waves of course, and would not recommend this if there is any serious weather
yep works for me too :D
 

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Two words... AIR CUSHION! :)

Don't know if you have these down under, but there is a company here in the States called Seairsports (http://www.seairsports.com/) that makes an air cushion seat for your kayak. You can get a full seat like the Angler Enduro,
, or just the air pad for your bum. They really do work great and are rather comfy although you will be sitting about 1" higher.
 
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Velcro and 20mm EVA foam apears to have solved the problem spent three hours out the other night mainly drifting and had no real problems at all. The stretching while fishing does provide some relief but only temporary and not complete, so now between the new soft seat :D and a bit of stretching hopefully my problems will be resolved.
 

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G'day johnlikes2fishinayak - was a bit worried when I saw the title My Aching Arse in the Do It Yourself section! :wink: :lol:
 

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occy said:
By the way if you were living in certain parts of Sydney, rather than Brisbane, I would have given you slightly different advice. :wink:
Hi Occy,

I do live in THAT part of Sydney. Whats your advice? :lol:

Rob.
 
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