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Old 06-28-2008   #11
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Easiest glue I have used for fitting is a spray-on glue by 3M, for rubber and vinyl. Super easy to work with, and not messy.

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Old 06-28-2008   #12
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That 3M is spray is what I use, but I've found that you have to use a shitload of it. When I have outfitted my boats what I've done is sit in my boat and shove as much foam in on both sides as you can just to use as a reference point, and then cut/shave and glue from there.

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Old 06-28-2008   #13
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2nd the 3M spray

3m spray glue and MEK for clean up. This is some toxic stuff but it works good!
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Old 06-29-2008   #14
Denver, Colorado
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Originally Posted by freexbiker View Post
I need help making my LL Airhead a little better fit. I have noticed when I start going a bit harder I really move around a lot inside.
Seriously, just relax and eventually it will fit better.
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Old 06-29-2008   #15
Silverthorne, Colorado
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Not sure if this would help you.

I have one that I'm no longer using. I had the oppisite problem, seat was to high pressing my legs tight against pads.
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Old 06-29-2008   #16
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maybe order from these guys...

I know you said you'd rather buy from the local hardware store, etc.... BUT

kayakers have been trying to get around buying minicell foam for 20 years (as we are generally a 'thrifty' lot) but there's really no alternative - harvesting from other equipment (sleeping pads, etc.) not withstanding you might be best to just break down and order the proper quantity

try the web's best resource for kayak outfitting

unfortunately the shipping's what will get you with gas prices nowadays

really there's no substitute for a well outfitted boat especially when you're starting out - I don't think anyone's mentioned a piece of dragonskin or a shaper from the local hardware goes a long way towards getting the right shape for your hip pads. Usually if you budget $40 or $50 and a couple of hours of time you can have super bomber outfitting. I find if I cut a special piece for LL playboats to go under the stock hip pad that leaves a gap for the back band connector but goes into the gap all the way to the plastic it really tightens things up

best of luck!
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Old 06-29-2008   #17
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I've been making some riverboards this summer and have a bunch of scrap minicell foam. Shoot me a pm if you still need it. There really is no good substitute for minicell.
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Old 06-29-2008   #18
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Thanks all
So far the computer case packing has worked like a dream. so for now I'm working on the seat. Instead of moving the bulkhead forward I moved the seat forward and it has helped greatly.
Gage thanks for the offer but I don't think I need it anymore.
appreciate everything
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Old 06-30-2008   #19
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these might help if you have enough foam:

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also these NSI Pro Hip Padz have been well worth the money:


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