- Feb 29, 2008
I have a hardly used newer generation Valley Nordkapp (maybe three times calm water) that I can’t use due to spinal issues and I should probably sell it. I only keep it as a reminder of a miss-spent youth on the West Coast, though in an older Nordkapp. I’d like to remount the seat as low as it will go for stability for hopefully a more tempting sale. Carving a foam one was my original plan but I’ll do that for my Avocet which I might try a day paddle in this summer. So, I was thinking of getting some longer screws where they go through the deck, sandwiching the seat side supports between the deck and the aluminum braces below. I can fill the gaps with ABS plastic thereby adding yet another sandwiched part. I’ve included a picture of the new gap. I’ve removed the minicell foam from under the seat, maximally lowering the pan, but I should leave a slight gap and was wondering if I spray void foam it would hopefully fill the whole area as a cushion, but I don’t know if there’s a foam that’s duty rated for ocean environs and doesn’t compress permanently during weight transfer, flexing, etc. I could just custom fit minicell foam too. Any ideas anyone? The original modern Valley seat of my model were known to break at the seat mounts as they weren’t, um, very well hung. Too much flex. There is a fix for that on YouTube.