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Old 07-09-2016   #11
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Keep in mind that you can order a paco pad to fit whatever size your seat deck is.

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Old 07-09-2016   #12
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My deck is 24"x73", and it looks like the standard pad is about perfect but that is only 1.5" thick. The thicker ones are all larger, in multiple directions, and while they make custom pads, I cannot justify spending $300+ on a pad.

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Old 07-09-2016   #13
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I run the standard sized one and use loop straps to secure it when I have passengers. No issues after many years. I don't sleep on it, my 8" thick pad is for sleeping.

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Old 07-09-2016   #14
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I'd just get the standard size if it was me. I've been using a worn out 2" for my bow platform, and rowers seat, and been comfortable. You said it was for your kids right?
They'll be fine, if it turns out to not be enough padding, you could ad a cheap Thinsulite pad under it. Or if you don't need the full width of the pad for them to sit on, can you fold it over? Especially when it's time for dad to take a much deserved brake up there? Then you could have a beverage platform next to you!
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Old 07-09-2016   #15
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NRS offers the River Bed sleeping pad and the large size is 74" x 24" x 2" thick. Aire has the Landing Pad and the smaller one is 78" x 24" x 3" thick. Both are $150 and might fit your front deck better.
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Old 07-09-2016   #16
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Kids don't need much padding as they still have rubber butts so get the cheaper one. I wouldn't over think this. As someone else posted, remove the straps that go through the grommets as they are a hazard in a flip. tie down the paco pad and call it good. In time you may get a hole, I did after a decade. I squirted some silicone on it from my repair kit as I discovered the leak on the river. Funny thing is that this so called repair has held now for a few years.

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