I decided to try making a foam seat and backrest for my boat to see if I liked it. I bought an Assateague last fall when I heard they weren't going to be made anymore. Unfortunately they mounted the seat so far forward it made it difficult getting out on the water. Also the backband mounts with a single screw to the seat and the backband allowing it to pivot all over the place. Should I put the seat back in I'd put a 2nd screw at the seat mount to help keep it at the right height. I couldn't find any grey minicell foam around here so I made a temporary seat out of some jigsaw puzzle mat scraps I had kicking around. I glued a couple of pieces together to get the thickness I wanted. The mats are 1/2 blue and 1/2 red making my temporary seat not very attractive. It did make it easier to see how deep I was sanding though. I used an angle grinder with a worn out flapper disc to carve out my seat. I tried a new disc but it was too grabby. I watched Rod Tait's video on Youtube and did a poor job imitating it. For a back rest I picked up a yoga block at CDN tire and cut it on an angle to match my bulkhead. I taped everything in temporarily and headed out for a test run. I ended up moving the seat back at least 2 inches. I had a very windy wet test run so I got to land in small waves twice, once to drain water and once at the take out. I was so much easier to jump out in a hurry now. Also I ground the seat down to approximately 1/2 inch thick lowering the seat height about an inch. This really changed the feel of the boat. It didn't feel tippy before but the extra feeling of stability is nice. I still have some work to do though. I didn't drill any drain holes and since I took a bunch of waves into my lap I see the point of those. In my excitement to get out and test it I forgot my water shoes and ened up just wearing sandals. My right leg was falling asleep a bit but I wonder if that was foot wear and not having pegs set up correctly? Time will tell, I might shave the seat front down a little more too. I made a point of straightening and wiggling my right leg well ahead of time to ensure it was awake for the take out. When I got back to the boat launch there was a guy there throwing a ball for his dog at the grassy spot I launched at. I had to jump out at a rocky spot instead. With the seat moved back it wasn't bad. Only upon standing did I realize the left leg wasn't fully awake either... Funny thing when you fall in, no one is ever looking at you when you stand up.