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You mentioned a canoe/kayak lift system that used a winch. This was from 2010. The link no longer works. I was wondering if you could send me pics of your system. Thanks,
Aldi store this week features a awesome gel seat that easily can be washed if muddy, and performs well in any kayak. You can also find this gel cushion sometimes at Costco. Typical price is $15. Been using one for several years and it rocks !
I found mesh seat cushions at a truck stop for just a few dollars. I guess drivers use them to keep their butts cool while driving since they allow an air space between top and bottom. They stay cool in the sun and keep air space as you paddle. They dry quickly. Not a big investment if they are lost in the waters. They do sort of float but I wouldn't depend on that.
bnystrom sent me a message - Here it is, uncensored! ( If I've learned anything from bnystrom's input to my original comment it is 'always include a DISCLAIMER' because you can't assume that an 'OP' would know what you know and DID to SAFELY make a modification.):
"And you have no way of knowing how moving the seat in the OP's boat will affect the way it handles, but you suggested doing that without the caveat that it could cause handling problems. I made no assumptions about you, your experience level or what amount of testing you did on your boat, nor did I imply that what you did was wrong. I merely pointed out that moving a seat can be problematic, which is a legitimate concern. You arguably should have done the same thing, so the OP was fully informed before making any modifications. If you choose to take this personally and get all indignant, that's your problem." - bnystrom
**bnystrom **does not offer the caveat that an experienced kayaker (which I am ) should first thoroughly TEST the original seat placement's performance in all types of SEVERE paddling conditions (while using a spray skirt) and then do the same thing when the seat placement is modified (which I did). bnystrom doesn't know anything about a LittleWing12.5, or its performance characteristics, and WHY I had to make the seat adjustment backwards which I did (there weren't any other reasonable alternatives) and which also solved the flippy/floppy back-band problem....