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03/04/2017 08:07PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Looking into getting a back rest for my Prism with the sliding tractor seat. Wondering what others have used and what has worked and what hasn't worked. Thanks for your help!
 
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03/04/2017 08:18PM  
I used a Wenonah Super seat ( for bucket seats) but I had to do the follow modification which worked great. I took a straight bicycle handle bar and placed it under the front of the seat. The bar gave the side straps something to connect too. The under straps keep the bar in place but still allows the seat to freely move. I just leave the bar there even when on top of the car. It stayed in place even on my 500 mile trip back home.
 
03/05/2017 06:23AM  
quote Blatz: "I used a Wenonah Super seat ( for bucket seats) but I had to do the follow modification which worked great. I took a straight bicycle handle bar and placed it under the front of the seat. The bar gave the side straps something to connect too. The under straps keep the bar in place but still allows the seat to freely move. I just leave the bar there even when on top of the car. It stayed in place even on my 500 mile trip back home."
Blatz, thanks. The Wenonah website shows 2 different Super Seats. Which one do you use?
 
03/05/2017 08:21AM  
The one for buckets seats
 
03/05/2017 11:17AM  
quote Blatz: "The one for buckets seats"
Ha Ha - you already said that! I see the difference. Thanks!
 
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03/05/2017 03:25PM  
I have always used a Crazy Creek chair on my Prism tractor seat. I felt their canoe seat models back was too low so used the regular camp chair. I tie it down front and back so it stays put while portaging. It is a nice perk around camp too. While paddling it is nice being able to adjust the back. When I want a lot of torso movement a rolled shirt is placed in the small of my back and then the backrest cinched tight. This combined with a foot brace really anchors you. I use a double blade but should help with a single too.
 
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04/04/2017 04:40PM  
I also recommend the Wenonah Super seat (tractor style on my Prism). My straps are affixed to D-Rings screwed into wood trim. That's the way it was set-up when I purchased it used and has given no trouble. I also slipped a 1/2" closed cell foam underneath seat cover. Makes a comfy difference after hours of paddling.
 
04/04/2017 08:04PM  
quote mjmkjun: "I also recommend the Wenonah Super seat (tractor style on my Prism). My straps are affixed to D-Rings screwed into wood trim. That's the way it was set-up when I purchased it used and has given no trouble. I also slipped a 1/2" closed cell foam underneath seat cover. Makes a comfy difference after hours of paddling.
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mjmkjun, would you have any pictures of that set up that you could send? Thanks!
 
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04/06/2017 12:24PM  
quote johnMN: "quote mjmkjun: "I also recommend the Wenonah Super seat (tractor style on my Prism). My straps are affixed to D-Rings screwed into wood trim. That's the way it was set-up when I purchased it used and has given no trouble. I also slipped a 1/2" closed cell foam underneath seat cover. Makes a comfy difference after hours of paddling.
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mjmkjun, would you have any pictures of that set up that you could send? Thanks!"

No, but I'll take some for ya. Give me a few days to do pics ~Prism is upside down in garage and weather is nasty here next couple of days. No trouble tho, I'll get 'em posted (this thread).
 
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