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Custom Foam Seat Reviews

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I purchased a custom foam...

I purchased a custom foam seat from Joe Greenley at Redfish Kayaks....and I am wowed and delighted!

I have been paddling and building high performance kayak's for a number of years and was a regular buyer of Joe's seat blanks which were very comfortable and easy to finish with three other boats i had built.

But most recently, I was working a very special project where I wanted a very light weight build and a very high standard of fit and finish, So I basically sub-contracted the seat part of the project to Joe.

Because i was looking for a very light weight boat, the idea of an integrated seat with back support and thigh support in a single package was intriguing. In this approach, using Joe's custom seat, there are no back-bands, cheek plates or associated structure weight is saved. it is also a very clean and professional look.

The only question I had was, "how is Joe going to make a good fitting seat working on the west coast when i am building on the east coast?" Anyway, after some pictures, measurements and conversations, Joe set out about the work and a couple weeks later a box arrives with the seat in it. I put it in the boat and it fits perfectly. I simply mean, perfectly.

Anyway, this boat is a 'show' project and the seat matches the fit and finish of the work. As I said when I opened my review, I am delighted and I get a lot of great comments. Price wise, this is incredibly reasonable for this level of work, and, if you add it up, not a big uplift from buying any other quality seat offering when you also consider a high quality back band needs to be factored into the comparison as well.

Thanks Joe.

I worked with Joe and got...

I worked with Joe and got a perfect fit for my squall GTS. It was almost 3 pounds lighter and the form allows me to enter and exit much easier. I like that I can pop it out to easily clean out my cockpit. It doesn’t fit perfect, but I even cut out the seat in my classic Phoenix whitewater boat and move my redfish seat between the two. This year I’ve paddled over 2,000 miles and recommend this seat.

Though I didn't finish the...

Though I didn't finish the MR340 I did put in 150 miles on this incredible seat. The comfort of this seat is wonderful. Besides saving 3 lbs on my Epic 18X it also makes it bearable on long distance endurance kayaking!

Here is a follow up om my...

Here is a follow up om my previous review on this incredible seat.

I've been training for the upcoming MR 340 canoe and kayak race.
Monday I put in 25 plus miles on my Epix 18X with the newly installed seat that Joe made for me. I never got out of the kayak and when I finished my back and butt felt fine! (I'm almost 60 with an extremely bad back)

I will report back after the MR 340 which will be the ultimate test.

I bought a new Epic 18X in...

I bought a new Epic 18X in November and as much as I like it I just couldn't make the OEM seat comfortable.
After many hours of research, and reading many reviews I contacted Joe Greenly at Redfish Kayak. I gave him the kayak info that he needed and within a week the seat was delivered.

After taking the OEM seat out, I weighed both seats and the Redfish seat weighed 3 lbs less. The first run I went 2 hours, and the next day I put in a very taxing 3 hour run. I just cannot believe how comfortable this seat is, and support it offers!

Joe, you really should get in the motorcycle seat business as I would gladly have you make me a couple of them.

Recently installed this...

Recently installed this great seat in my NC 17LT Daytripper. Pressure fit exactly. Good backrest just below cockpit coaming, built in hip braces, greatly improved stability, control, and comfort for my cranky (surgically renovated) back. Joe Greenley makes a quality product designed to fit exactly. Saved me time, labor, and well worth it.