The biggest cause of breakage with this type of seat is probably due to the foam below the seat needing replacing. This foam provides a lot of the structural support for the seat and over time it compresses allowing the seat to flex. To prevent this, glue new blocks of foam under and around the seat, the more the better. To repair the seat you glass behind and gel in front.

Polishing your kayak will fill in small scratches and make your kayak look newer. In reality it is actually removing a small layer of the gel coat making it thinner so do it in moderation. Using a power polisher and a sheep skin buffer, or a rag and a lot of elbow grease work through.

  • Always leave boats in storage with hatch covers removed.
  • Always store out of direct sunlight and ideally under cover.
  • Always sponge your kayak dry, as kayaks will absorb water from the inside.
  • Store the kayak upside down.
  • Do not store the kayak on a wet or damp ground as it could cause osmosis.
  • Remove hatch covers when transporting.
  • Unless the kayak is being carried in a customized rack, we advice fastening the kayak upside down on a padded roof rack.
  • The bow and stern should be tied to the front and rear of the vehicle.
  • Try and park the car in a shaded area. The surface temperature of dark coloured kayaks can increase as much as 20 degrees more than white surfaces.