Saturday, March 18, 2017

How to make hand grip cushions for your kayak

8/24/2017 - This did not hold up for the entire season. The glue would not hold the foam. I finally removed both sides of foam and now wear gloves.  
This winter I am going to try something else. 

My kayak "Bluebell" did not have padding on the rim of the kayak opening. Making it hard on the hands when I picked it up. 

To solve this problem -  I took 1/2 inch pipe installation - cut it to fit area - then glued with 6000M all purpose glue.  

This is a very inexpensive fix.  I'm not sure how long the molding will last. Put for $1.25 for 4 sections - but I am fine with replacing as needed. Many of the kayak models that have padding cost over $150 more. That is a lot of padding at $1.25!

I will keep readers posted as to how it wears once I start using it. Living in Wisconsin it is still cold here - 19 degrees! In the middle of April I am headed to Hot Springs National Park for two weeks of camping and kayaking. I will definitely be testing out the molding in Arkansas.

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