Wanted - Purchase a foam moulded seat?


Can anyone pse help me out in purchasing a moulded / already shaped foam seat for my OC1. The current seat I hve is poor, and I need something fairly urgently. I friend was in hawaii recently and came back to NZ with one - she cannot remember the details of where she got it from. It looks very like a polaries seat, so something similar would be better than what I have. The long runs are starting to get sore. I believe it was an 'off the shelf' purcahse. any assistance would be appreciated, thanks.


Submitted by paora on Sun, 02/20/2005 - 1:19pm


Check out Leeward Kai Canoe club Go to buy and sell, you will see a molded foam seat. Howard is the man he made me a seat and I have a Kolea fixed foam system. Howard is the man he can make any seat.



#1 Wed, 02/23/2005 - 10:15am

check out John Martins Canoe website. I lost my seat on the road and he had replacements for my Nai'a. The seat is relatively flat on the bottom. I don't know if that will work for you, but the foam is definitely modifiable (electric kitchen knife works wonders)

good luck

#2 Mon, 02/21/2005 - 5:46pm

Here are two guys who can get you whatever kind of seat you want (in no particular order):

Jude Turczynski ([url]http://www.huki.com[/url]), or
Chris O'Keiffe ([url]http://www.oc6unlimited.com[/url])

#3 Tue, 02/22/2005 - 8:16am

what kind of boat is it for? average price is like $50 for a foam seat.

#4 Wed, 03/09/2005 - 9:54pm


Cheers for those who have replied. I emailed Huki, but they are taking ages to reply to my request to purchase a seat. The Canoe is a Taiaha(local canoe) So something similar to what Huki has on their website and i'm in. Staring to get desprite... Can you assist?

#5 Sun, 03/13/2005 - 10:31pm

Howard is the man. He's making my seat.

#6 Sun, 03/20/2005 - 3:20pm

Since you are having a hard time finding a seat, why don't you put one together for now. Find a couple pieces of foam from a store in NZ and glue them together with contact cement. Then you can shape it to your canoe. I used the contact cement to fix my foam seat, and it's holding up fine. Hope this helps.

#7 Fri, 03/25/2005 - 12:26pm

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