paddle float seat

paddle float seat

Post by SGF » Fri, 29 Nov 2002 23:43:13


I need a paddle float to use with my rec. kayak. I'd like the type that
doubles as a seat for camping. I found one but $85.00 seemed pretty steep.

Does anyone know of an on-line source or have any recommendations?

SGF

 
 
 

paddle float seat

Post by Blanki » Sat, 30 Nov 2002 10:19:12

Yes I have a recommendation.  Don't use your paddle float as a seat.  If you
blow the seal sitting on it or an ember from your fire burns through it, you no
longer have what may be a vital piece of safety equipment.

Campmor sells a self inflating seat for $9 by Therm-a-rest.  Buy one of those
and you can use it as a kayak seat as well.

You CAN use the paddle float as a pillow since that is a much lower stress use.

Brian Blankinship

 
 
 

paddle float seat

Post by Alex McGru » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 13:01:20

Quote:

> Yes I have a recommendation.  Don't use your paddle float as a seat.  If you
> blow the seal sitting on it or an ember from your fire burns through it, you no
> longer have what may be a vital piece of safety equipment.

> Campmor sells a self inflating seat for $9 by Therm-a-rest.  Buy one of those
> and you can use it as a kayak seat as well.

> You CAN use the paddle float as a pillow since that is a much lower stress use.

> Brian Blankinship

Seaward makes a seat that can serve as a seat for the kayak and a
paddle float if you have left your real paddle float home or its been
blown away.
If you use that seat to re enter your boat you are now sitting on the
hull of your boat and nothing fits any more. If you got turfed out of
the boat in a sea I can't see that seat going under you again any time
soon.
In this case Seaward has made an emergency back up, not a front line
paddle float. They market that way as well.
I would buy a seat cussion or grab an old flipper board from a local
pool and sit on that.
You might be able to fassion your own paddle float from flipper boards
and it could be sturdy enough to carry your weight on a sharp rock and
glass infested beach as well as take little damage from the shore and
not loose boyancy.
I would not try that on the North Atlantic though.
Good Luck