foam for bungee net


I am looking to improve the rear storage net on my Kaimana. Where can I buy sheets of high density foam with an adhesive backing? this stuff doesn;t have to be thick, I just want to keep stiff from wiggling around under the bungie net.

I've walked miles in Home Depot, hobbie stores..

any suggestions for this? the hurricanes appear to have this under the bungie net..

Submitted by Openocean on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 10:58am

Use some thin neoprene from your old wetsuit, paddling pants, etc.

#1 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 11:11am

One thing we use on motorcycle decks is that rubber drawer liner stuff that keeps things from sliding around. NOT the old fashioned sticky on one side stuff, but the stuff with holes in it that's a few mm thick that just lays in a drawer. Works wonders in keeping bags and stuff on the back without sliding around and making scratches....

#2 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 12:11pm

This is what I mean...
$3 at Amazon; get it at any hardwore, junk store, even HD...

#3 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 12:16pm

These guys sell "thin skinz" out of minicell foam - about 1/8"

It is actually cutof side of minicell block that has
a glossy but sticky surface, other side is self -adhisive.

This should work, good luck.

#4 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 1:56pm

Check some of the local Arts and Craft Stores (i.e. Micheal's) for Darice(c) Foamies Craft Foam Sheets. That's where I usually go to get some 9" x 12", 2mm thick foam that I use for grip on my paddles. They come with or without the sticky backing and sold as individual sheets or by the pack.

You might be limited though being up in BC, Canada and may have to look online to order some.

#5 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 2:37pm

Just 'found' that stuff E7M is talking about .. lots of fun colors and sizes.

Another one to consider and I have used inside kayaks is Yoga mat.

If you can find it Barge brand contact cement is the best by far.

Another good one is


#6 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 3:45pm

They use the same foam on Sailboard and SUP decks as they do on OC1's. Try a windsurf shop. They usually sell them in sheets. I got mine from Hi-Tech Maui. Ding Kings on Maui also sells them by the door in 12" X 12" pieces (usually scraps from their boards) for $5.

#7 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 4:03pm

E7M... Kino that's the stuff!

no windsurfing shops in Vancouver right now ( they all morph into ski shops in the winter)

off to the arts and craft shoppe to get parts for my canoe.. ( gawd that sounds weak)



#8 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 7:24pm

I just used closed cell foam for my hurricane bungy rebuild.

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#9 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 7:57pm

It's funny that at these SUP board places, they sell these foam sheets (6" x 12") to put on the paddle shaft for grip and cost about $20-$25 to do one paddle. You can buy these foam sheets for about $1 or so and do two paddles. Only thing missing is the logo. Plus if the foam gets messed up, it isn't going to cost much to replace it again.

I use to put surfboard wax for grip and that would get messy. Now no more messy stuff on my paddles.

#10 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 9:31pm


did you check that kayak shop on Granville isl . I got the
seat material for my first S.S. there

#11 Mon, 01/26/2009 - 10:11pm

We rebuilt an old Pegasus and cut out a shape from an old truck tire tube and glued it on with contact adhesive. The glue was the only cost, just gave the rubber a good scrub up before we stuck it on.

#12 Fri, 02/13/2009 - 12:47am

From the sound of it, you're looking for the hard, thin foam called "minicel foam" (Minicel is the manufacturer I believe). It comes in many thicknesses and sizes (same stuff OC1 seats are made from). Yes, it's also what many SUP's use for the decks.

This stuff is found in kayak shops, but is expensive. Cheapest way to do it is buy sheets of it online, for much, much less then the huge mark-up costs for ready-made pieces in the boat shops and getting the size/thickness exactly how you want it
(example: "

While the stuff with adhesive backing is more convenient, it's not always very strong. I've glued up a few cockpits for whitewater canoes and like to use cement called "Barges Rubber Cement" Sticks great and water proof.

#13 Fri, 02/13/2009 - 4:20am

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