1 day ago
So the wife and I our fairly new to kayaking we just purchased 2 and we took a fairly long trip for the first time and my ass still hurts 3 days later....so I was wondering if anyone knew If this Amazon deal could work for our kayaks or any suggestions. Thanks we have a pair of 10’ lifetime kayaks ... See MoreSee Less
The seat is universal and should work but you can also just buy the mounting points and screw them in yourself of the kayak doesn't have them in the right spots already. Those seats are great though and the storage bag comes in really handy, pretty comfy too
They have different attachments the one are your kayak uses a buckles these ones long like the have hooks...you would need to have 2 loops in the front and two in the back to attach it properly
I get it now makes sense
What about looking for a waterproof cushion for your bum
My brother says he uses his life jacket as a cushion.
Get stadium seats put over your seat and strap them down. And then get a memory foam seat cushion. My husband had to do this because all the seats he bought hurt his ass. We probably bought 400.00 worth of seats for the kayak none worked
We have cushions for our kayaks
I use the $6 foam seat cushion from Dicks. Depending on the length of the paddle, I use one for my back and one for the seat. Cheap and effective
If you plan on spending any time in your kayak, and can afford it, you should seriously consider selling the boats you bought and purchase kayaks with good seats, like the removable seats in Native Watercraft. Trust me, it is worth e.v.e.r.y penny. I can paddle all day and night in comfort on our kayak camping trips, but put me in your boat, even with a seat cover, and I'm done in an hour.
I have a seat but I sit on a folded towel too.
I have a vibe and my seat bottom cuts into my legs after a couple hours and gives me some sciatic pain. Anyone have suggestions for that.
My ass has the same issue in my 10 footer too so following
Fortem cushions on Amazon life saver
I have the same one from Amazon. I use it in my aquaterra. You might have to add an eye to hook it to.
I bought this one... no issues and keeps bum from hurting.. so works well for me so far
Huge improvement Academy has them pretty cheap
I have the same yak. I bought a foam rubber pad like the ones made for kneeling on the garden... works well
I upgraded my lifetime with better seats. Easy to add clip rings. Spent about $60 for the seat. I have a 2nd more expensive kayak with bells and whistles. I always go back to my lifetime for comfort and versatility. Got everything on Amazon. If interested PM me and I'll look it all up for you later.
I bought a stadium seat from Walmart! It is awesome!
I bought a lifetime kayak. I was not for me. It handled like crap all over the river it was bad. I took it back to dicks got a pelican bandit. Like all you seat suggestions
I have a seat cushion purchased from WalMart for under $5 that works fine for me.
I use a pool noodle curved behind the top of the seat to keep me more upright, then a boat flotation seat behind me to further support my lower back. That has helped butt pain too. I kept slidding down and slouching which hurt my back and butt.
The back of the seat is adjustable
3 days ago
New to the group and kayaking. I am looking to buy 3. Where should I look? I need 3 cheap ones. Lol ... See MoreSee Less
Start with Marketplace.
Sam’s club. They have a lifetime kayak for $189 new. It’s clearly nothing fancy but it’ll get you on the water reliably
Where are you located? I’m going to be selling mine - Orlando area.
Don’t let anyone shame you into buying expensive ones or talk down the cheap ones. Go to Walmart or Sam’s and get the cheap ones. they float. Then you’ll learn what you like and what you don’t want and you can always resell those later!
Im selling mine in broward. Used once. Still has tags on. Pm for details. $300.
Tractor supply or rural King. Walmart usually has a few as well
We just bought two of the $188 Pelicans from Walmart. Working well so far and was light enough for me to carry by myself. My sister had lifetime and one of our friends does also. The seat broke on all of them.
I can't suggest the Perception Swifty enough for an inexpensive, entry level kayak. I have a smaller, more expensive touring kayak, but I still love going out in my Swifty if the water is calm.
Walmart if you want “cheap”
All I can say is we started with the ones from Sam’s and upgraded... whichever way to go make sure you have a good weight limit for you and whatever else you are wanting to carry on them and get good PFD and Whistles.
Vanhunks.com. they are in sarasota and are the distributors for the country so you buy direct
You get what you pay for and it really depends on how you plan to use them. I know people that have cheap Walmart kayaks and they love them, however those are also the people that aren't typically paddling 8-10+ miles or fishing from them. Yes, they float, but you'll see. Personally, not a chance I'd use one of those cheap 9' 'yaks, but to each their own.
Check local pawn shops
Selling one of mine in Broward. Perception Matrix 10’ Sit-In. Asking $250 obo, includes seat and paddle.
Hoodoo Sports make some really nice ones for around $500.00. Not thin and cheap like the box stores.
My son has a lifetime and I have a crescent
I was just at dicks sporting goods and they have a very nice inventory! Idk what your budget is but they have good brands for reasonable price!
I have found some on FB marketplace we are happy with. Rent or borrow several until you know what suits you.
Sam's had some today.
You don't want to buy cheap ones but you don't have to buy expensive ones. I guess if you want cheap Walmart sells blow up one. If I was looking for cheap kayak I'll be looking to spend 200 to $300
Walmart Sam's tractor supply
Welcome! Just a heads up if you are tall you might want a longer kayak and watch for weight limits. We bought a small cheap one and it's not comfy for anyone over 5ft. Be safe and enjoy.
Sams Club 😁
6 hours ago
Snake Creek is little known, and hard to find paddle. Therefore, it is a place of peace where you won’t see many people. ... See MoreSee Less
So awesome and all to yourselves is the best
15 hours ago
The before photo from silver springs paddle trail that's before some dumb ass climbed on top for his photo shoot and crush it ... See MoreSee Less
I didn't realize that's how it was broken, some people ruin it for everybody 😕
Humans are trash! Smdh
So when it falls in because of rot then that’s acceptable?
The most invasive species..humans.
Um it looks pretty broken down almost reef status anyways lol
Wow to any tourists who clearly don't know the area...this has been there for years and years. Don't go messing with stuff that y'all know nothing about. I'm sure it's the same fools who feed the monkeys and gators. Respect nature, the springs and anything that's in the park as it's not your place to say what belongs and doesn't and it sure as hell isn't your place to climb and molest artifacts.
I hope he wasn’t hurt. Yikes!
Man destroys manmade object left by man and man are people upset about it. Oh the irony 😃 edit: just realized OP’s last name is Mann. Can’t even make this stuff up 😂
Is there an after photo? If it fully submerge now ?
Can I see the photo of the idiot falling off of it? Selfies are getting out of hand, especially in the hands of the Tide pod eaters.
Must be over 1000 pounds.
It shouldn’t be there any way. From coke cans to abandoned boats, trash is trash.
I wondered what happened to that
It should have been removed, it is a navigation hazard.
Sorry so many see the old boat as trash, guess it's me sometimes all I see is beauty
I wondered what happened to it! It had been sticking up for years then all of a sudden its mostly submerged. I thought maybe rotten or storm
Is it true that if you get caught on a deserted water vessel, you are then responsible for its removal?
Omg the turtles 🥰
Maybe remove it entirely?
Turtles are loving it.
I'm fine with leaving it there to rot and provide a place for turtles to bask and whatnot, provided that it isn't leaking fuel and oil and whatever other fluids out into the river
The boat was from when Silver Springs was an attraction. It’s not just a boat that was abandoned, it was a set piece from the glass bottom boat rides. This is on the same water trail as the “Indian reservation” I believe.
So, someone disrespected the boat left to rot in the water? Huh, we get upset about anything these days. Next youre gonna tell me some people are offended by the gender of a potato.
3 days ago
Ok everyone... Who can help these young boys with their amazing, world wide record breaking adventure! They will be near Miami in a couple of days!
www.facebook.com/100053772824784/posts/247369257065500/?d=n ... See MoreSee Less
Hopefully y’all find help
7 hours ago
What do you guys think of this Paddle for beginner. sold at Dick's and Academy. It's adjustable in length, but probably heavier than better paddles. There's not much information on it
www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/body-glove-wooden-slider-kayak-paddle-20bgluwdnkykpddlxpsk/20bgluwdn... ... See MoreSee Less
Never heard of it. You should go try it out in your hands, see how it feels. If it's heavier forget it.
I paddled a WalMart paddle for years. I couldn't stand the thought of wiping out a 500.00 Werner. I use a paddle for a lot more than just propulsion. Yes, my new carbon paddle is easier but I still go back to my Ozark special often. If you paddle in easy conditions like lakes and springs I don't think you would be at any great disadvantage.
I paddling the ocean most of the time and I would never want to really expensive paddle. I use my paddle to push off of mud Banks and off of oyster bars all the time.
I bought 5 paddles on Amazon maybe $35. Used all of them at least 20 times. Cheaper option
Sometimes on sale too. Great paddle. Way less money 💰
Weight is everything. If you can’t afford carbon then get a hybrid carbon handle and fiberglass blades.
I love my Werner. I'd buy a cheap kayak and an expensive paddle
Later down the river should you decide you want more from a paddle it'll make a great backup. I always carry two, you never know.
5 hours ago
Great morning on river 🧘🦄🛶 ... See MoreSee Less
Any manatees spotted?
10 months ago
Guys!!! If you’re looking for a new ride we totally suggest looking at Crescent Kayaks!!! And Daniel and his staff at KayakHub were amazing! Yaks are made in the USA!!!!!!!!! And bought from a small local business!!! We can stand up in them, they track GREAT, easy paddle, stable and storage space. Everything we wanted in our upgrade!! ... See MoreSee Less
That's where I got mine, and I absolutely love it!
How much do they weigh?
That's good to hear just pick up 2 yesterday afternoon. Haven't got a chance to use them.
Very nice, my wife and I go the same setups on Saturday from Dan,after talking with him for a week waiting for them to come in.
Thats where i got mine too, theyre awesome
Treasure Coast here. We work with Ted at Native Watersports in Jensen Beach. Love to work with local shop. Going next week - want to get the Crescent Crew Tandem and a Malone trailer. It's so nice to have someone to get great advice from!
3 days ago
2/27/2021 at Silver Springs ... See MoreSee Less
13 hours ago
What are good places in the west palm jupiter in that area we did river bend a few times ... See MoreSee Less
I go to Jupiter inlet regularly (my fav paddle), and launch at Coral Cove Park, paddle down around lighthouse point and out to the Loxahatchee sandbar. Lots of critters to see and the water is STUNNING.
Jonathan Dickinson/Loxahatchee River.
2 days ago
Soooooooo.... for my last paddle in Florida I’ve chosen The Chaz! This Thursday the 4th. Any paddle buddies/adventurers out there?? Love to do the paddle with someone that knows the river.... or loves to explore! I need to rent, so I included the campground I’m going to call tomorrow for a rental. Also... thank you to this awesome community!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Check the tides to make sure you get to see most of the river.
Too short of notice, sorry. I've been there a couple times & like that paddle.
Get map from Campground and advise on getting to crack- a must
Great pictures looks like you enjoyed your trip to Florida
Next time text ahead and I will join you on a couple of kayak trips I just came back from silver springs & weekie Wachee over the weekend
Make sure you paddle to Devil Crack.
4 days ago
(Almost) Full Moon Paddle last night on the intracoastal in Lantana, FL. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful! Where do you put in at?
What type of lights do you use on the kayak?
3 days ago
Silver River ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome pics! 👍
Beautiful and stunning pictures!
These are awesome!! And I know these are difficult shots to get. 🙌🏼 great work.
Well done 👍
Absolutely stunning! Practice makes perfect📸
Gorgepus but not sure I could do night time kayaking I like to see what's about to eat mw
Beautiful pictures! I would be so scared!
Great photos but also eerie!!! 🥸
OMG, that is amazing. I'm still afraid to take my SLR out on the water and you're shooting at night! I'm in awe.
WoW great picture of the moon
So eerily beautiful....
4 days ago
Wonderful weekend on the Iche and Silver Springs. Tons of wildlife! ... See MoreSee Less
Isn’t it amazing there!
Thanks for sharing! Awesome pictures.
3 days ago
When's hurricane season down here...
Looking for some wild adventures!!!
P.S. I'm joking! Delete if this is not allowed! ... See MoreSee Less
Been there, done that!
Kayaks come in handy when you have to paddle down the street after a hurricane
Was out with this gals 3 smaller sisters a few miles out. Much adrenaline that paddle. youtu.be/bLKEBwXNnHY
Those storms can pop up outta nowhere. I barely made it back to shore this day.
Me, my mom, and another adult relative were tubing the ichetucknee with two kids. Right after we launched, a thunderstorm from hell opened up on that river that was so intense, we all just started paddling like crazy to get to take out as soon as possible. We were so sure we were going to be struck by lightning that the 3 adults spread far out from eachother hoping at least one of us would survive to take care of the kids.
Did it on the Delaware! ⛈
3 days ago
Loved ... loved .... LOVED!!!!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful ♥️♥️♥️ I think I saw you.
My favorite river to kayak!
It is an amazing river!
We went kayaking there a year ago summer and really loved it. Was too cold to swim but we wadded up to our knees. Saw lots of turtles- fun!
Love that river.
It's a fantastic place
Was it crowded?
One of my favorites 🥰🥰🥰
Looks like a wonderful day! Amazing that so much pure and crystal clear water comes out of that one spring! It could easily be put into millions of plastic water bottles and sold all around the world if Florida State Parks hadn’t acquired the property. It exits the spring at 72 degrees, and is amazing on a hot summer day. Did you swim at all?
Where is wachee river
Was there over the weekend. Didn’t resemble that at all. It’s all about timing. Go during the week. Just beautiful 😎
1 day ago
Rainbow River Paddle
Rainbow River Paddle
2 days ago
Today's trip from Gore's Landing to Eureka West Public Boat Launch. Cool and cloudy and only 2 other boats were seen. ... See MoreSee Less
I did that run a couple years ago down to the Ocklawaha Outpost. I saw no other paddlers that day. Very serene.
How long did it take to go down that section of the river. Do you know the distance from ramp to ramp?
It's about 8 miles
Is the campground at Gore's open?