How To Make A Kayak Seat
Need to know how to make a kayak seat? Having a kayak seat is essential, especially on long trips that prevent you from being able to stand up or move around for long periods of time. While there are a wide varieties of methods that can be used to make a kayak seat, this one is the quickest and most inexpensive. You'll be out on the open water in no time at all!
- Concrete mix
- Garbage bag
- Metal twist tie
- Plaster of Paris
- White glue
- Fiberglass cloth strips/fabric soaked in resin
- Sharp knife/scissors
- Foam rubber
- Place an empty, open garbage bag on a flat surface, such as a worktable or the ground. At the same time, carefully mix 30 pounds of concrete and the appropriate amount of water. Put the mixture into the garbage bag.
- Squeeze all of the air out of the bag, and secure tightly with a twist tie. Sit on the bag, and press your rear end firmly into the concrete. Allow the bag to rest for a few days until it has hardened.
- Use plaster of Paris to cover any cracks or dents, and sand lightly. Coat the mold with a light coat of polyurethane, and wax. Cover the seat with a thin layer of white glue.
- Soak fabric in resin or obtain scraps of fiberglass cloth, and lay them over the mold, covering the seat with up to four layers. Allow the fabric to harden completely, and remove from the mold. Clean the seat, and place in the kayak.
Stuff the seat with foam rubber to provide more comfort. Enjoy!