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Old 05-23-2020, 06:23 PM   #1
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Seat cushions/upgrades?

So I just spent 2 back-to-back 9-hour days on the water and now my ass is freaking NUMB. Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent cushion? I have a Hobie Passport 12 with the stock seat. Assuming something inflatable would be better so I'm not sitting on a wet dish sponge out there. Looked into the Hobie ones and they seem a little pricey for what you get, but if they work well it might be worth it. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated!
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Old 05-24-2020, 11:27 AM   #2
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Go to Home Depot or Lowes. In their garden section they usually sell a 1.5" thick(approx) sealed foam pad for kneeling on when working in the garden.
I put mine under the yak seat. Works great.
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:33 PM   #3
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Go to Home Depot or Lowes. In their garden section they usually sell a 1.5" thick(approx) sealed foam pad for kneeling on when working in the garden.
I put mine under the yak seat. Works great.
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Don't need to spend lot of money for the that
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:20 PM   #4
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Great, never thought about that! Thanks
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:42 AM   #5
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Go to Home Depot or Lowes. In their garden section they usually sell a 1.5" thick(approx) sealed foam pad for kneeling on when working in the garden.
I put mine under the yak seat. Works great.
I have used a piece of the puzzle-type flooring pieces. You know, the piece-together fatigue mats you can get at big lots out harbor freight. Cut into a pac man shape under your seat makes a world of difference
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:17 AM   #6
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I got this about a year ago because I was having the same sore ass after long trips. Only 20.00 and dries out easily in the sun and the liner is washable. Its a nice firm foam, fits the seat bottom perfect and im happy with it
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:05 AM   #7
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I got this about a year ago because I was having the same sore ass after long trips. Only 20.00 and dries out easily in the sun and the liner is washable. Its a nice firm foam, fits the seat bottom perfect and im happy with it
Something very similar to this came with the seat for my prowler...
Because Iím in a wetsuit when Iím in that one, Iím not too worried about sitting in water... seems pretty amazing so far
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:56 AM   #8
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I have something similar to this that works well

Self inflating, never goes flat

https://www.backcountrygear.com/delt...CABEgLPufD_BwE


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Old 05-25-2020, 12:01 PM   #9
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This has worked really well for me. For whatever reason keeping my butt happy keeps the back pain away.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Q3U18W/

It's additional safety gear as well.
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Old 05-26-2020, 06:47 AM   #10
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if you google "inflatable kayak seat cushion" you may find an option that works for you. I have one inflatable crack of dawn seat (couldn't find it on the website but saw similar ones with a quick google search), that has some type of vinyl exterior so it doesn't adsorb water, and a foam interior as well as what im assuming are some air bladders inside. It can be inflated/deflated through an orifice in the bottom of the seat, however, because there is foam in it, it never goes to completely 0 cushion, so even if you were to penetrate the bladders with a hook or something like that, it still offers plenty of comfort over the traditional style seat.

Additionally it ties onto the existing seat straps at the rear, so i sometimes flip it up so that I can have the cushioning against my lower back rather than under my butt.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:20 PM   #11
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Home Depot pad.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fiskars-...1001/309976807

Or one of these from Lowes.
https://www.lowes.com/search?searchT...rden+kneel+pad
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:39 PM   #12
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stadium seat

Not sure how this would work on your passport, but I did manage to rig up a stadium seat that I bought at Costcos to fit my Malibu when I had it. I used PVC to build a base for it. It was stable, comfortable, and kept me dry.
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