Do you pad your pontoon seat?

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Chef, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. My butt really hurts from using the pontoon today and it was only 5 hours with two breaks at the launch. Was thinking of adding extra padding to the pontoon. Anyone of you all do this?
     
  2. Princess and the Pea? There are stick on kayak seat pads that might offer some relief. I know a couple of cool dudes that have inflatable thermarest seat pads. You just need a bit more natural padding.
     
  3. There was a post about it a while ago but I can't find it. . Extra padding needed
     
  4. My X5 has the padded molded plastic, no problem there and the new Renegade has the inflatable floor and a 1" padded cloth stadium seat that is so comfortable. The best, and I do have a boney rear...;-)
     
  5. All I know is that I need something bc my ass is still killing me
     
  6. What boat do you have if I may ask?
     
  7. Scadden sky
     
  8. I like it a lot. Seat sucks for me. The pontoon handles my weight nicely.
     
  9. Gotcha. Isn't it the molded plastic seat too. I know I have the same frame for my X5.
     
  10. Is yours a blue seat? If it is the same one... mine needs more mold. Lol
     
  11. This one
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  12. Yup.... same seat.
     
  13. You use your anchor feature on your toon? I haven't figured mine out yet. Also.... you ever have trouble keeping the scadden bags positioned without leaning too much? You use a rod holder at all?
     
  14. Did you extend the foot rests on the frame?
     

  15. I don't use the anchor system, but it is easy to hook up. Bolt the pulley to the rear deck and that is the drop down. Then just thread the rope through the right side of the frame.
    Never notice my bags tilting in but I don't know that would notice. Rod holders are on the back behind my left side on the deck...three of them and now I have one on the right side too as I buy a second pole permit. Real fun with to rods and deep nymphing...LOL
     
  16. No, just slid my seat back.
     
  17. I place a "Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat" on top of my WaterMaster seat. I bought it at REI. It provides extra padding for comfort, and insulation for warmth. I bought some Velcro to attach it, but I have not found it necessary. There always seems to be something to place on top of it, to save it from a gusting wind before I sit down. Therm-a-Rest also makes some other seat pad models that vary in size.

    Another forum member also mentioned the "REI Lite-Core Sit Pad" as an option.

    I find the seat pad works best starting at half-filled, then let some more air out via the accessible valve once you are on the water. This way you don't feel like you're sitting on a bubble.
     
  18. I had a problem with BUTT pain from my southfork, same seat as yours, I changed the angle of the seat higher in the front and that cured the sore ass problem. My outcast pac900 has the same seat and it feels just fine. Another item is rod holders ,you have brought this up before. I have 4 scotty rod holders on my toon, Go buy one and try it out.





    mumbles you are not allowed to comment on the sore ass .
     
  19. If you look in the picture, I too use the scotty holders.
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    My old man just said he finds the molded plastic seat collapses after time.
    I get the tilting back thing though. We had some boats called the ECHO by Venture Outdoors that had straps on the back of the molded seats so you could really tilt them back. That did make for a more comfortable ride.
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    Like I said though, the seats don't bother me. I guess I will look at those REI cushions for the old mad though.

    I tell you this, being lucky enough to own both styles (framed and frameless) the seat on the frameless is unbelievable.
     
  20. what are the strap underneath the seat for?
     

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