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 Post subject: Hello from Chicago!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:06 pm 
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I am new to this forum, but have owned a Folbot GreenlandII since 1995, bought new from the factory. I also have a solo folbot- a Yukon I bought from a pawn shop listing on eBay, a few years ago.
I too was sorry to see them close up shop and irritated that it was so abrupt. I guess I hoped they'd linger and sell parts/accessories.
As of this writing both are in good shape, but I'd like more comfortable seating in the Greenland II, I kick myself for not buying the air seats. The Yukon has one and it is good for hours of paddling, the Greenland II seat pads are comfortable for a much shorter time.
I welcome suggestions.

Thanks all!
Paul
Chicago IL


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Chicago!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:31 pm 
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Pakboat makes very comfortable inflatable seats for their folding kayaks and also sell them separately. The mounting arrangement is simple and you might be able to modify them for your boat.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Chicago!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:32 pm 
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Many people have retro-fit a Crazy Creek camp chair or equivalent to a GII.
It's pretty easy as the bottom fastens to the keel tubes and the back is supported by the factory web straps for the original seat.

Others have simply experimented with different kinds of padding on the bottom. Raising your butt just a few inches can make a BIG difference in comfort. I did that with my GII after I got tearing pain in my hamstrings. Once I tuned the seat height, I could paddle all day - 8 hours or more - with no pain. Sad to say I'm still tuning my Kodiak. I haven't yet managed to hit the sweet spot to eliminate hamstring pain.

Some have found it helpful to put something under their knees - a pillow or bolster. For some, flexing the knees helps a lot.

It's a Folbot, you can feel free to modify it to your heart's (or body's) content.

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