This is the "Pimp my Boat" page for viewing options and accessories to be selected in your order form. (Page currently under further development)
Integrated Seat, standard in Stability Series kayaksSame colour as deck, no charge. Upgrade to clear-coated carbon $60
Full-Bucket Seat, clear-coated carbon or same colour as deck, size small or largeStandard in N1, N2 and Gyro; no charge. Upgrade for Stability Series Kayaks $90. Replacement seats $190 plus P+P
Half-Bucket Seat, clear-coated carbon or same colour as deckOption in N1, N2 and Gyro; no charge. Upgrade for Stability Series Kayaks $90
Pan Seat, clear-coated carbon with stripe along center (same colour as deck)Optional extra for Gyro and N-series $220 including attachment of mounting bolt
Bumfortable SeatOption in all racing kayaks $195. Replacement seats $230 plus P+P
Pod Seat, clear-coated carbon or same colour as deckStandard in Nordkapp, Arctic Raider and Southern Light; no charge.
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Stability Series racing kayaks (Reliance, Argo) come standard with an Integrated Seat which is a one-size-fits-all option that allows easy access to the rear of the kayak and no bolt heads to potentially rub against the hips. The integrated seat seems to work fine for the majority of paddlers and is the best option for wider rear-ends but is not an uber-plush option, particularly for narrower bottoms. You can upgrade to a Bucket seat for $90, in your choice of either in clear-coated carbon or in the same colour as the deck of your kayak.
The N1, N2 and Gyro kayaks come standard with a Full-Bucket seat, in your choice of clear-coated carbon or the same colour as the deck of the kayak. Note that the narrower the kayak, the narrower the hip width of the seat, unless we raise the height of the seat but be aware that this affects stability. The Full-Bucket seat seems to be very comfortable for about 4 out of 5 paddlers and the few paddlers who experience discomfort with the Full-Bucket Seat seem to have joy with the Half-bucket Seat, tilted at a backward angle.
The N-series and Gyro kayaks all have the additional option of a pan seat. A pan seat is excellent if you're doing a lot of flat-water training of about 1.5 hours or less and you want to achieve maximum rotation through the hips and train yourself to hold your body upright from the hips. That said, we can also fit a backrest for longer sessions. The pan seat is also easily adjustable forward/back so it makes sharing the kayak between different height paddlers much easier, as you do not need to adjust the foot-bar. The N-series kayaks also have a high and low pan seat option. Please note that a pan seat requires a mounting bolt, attached to the floor, which can be included at the time of construction of your kayak or retro-fitted either by us or by an experienced fibreglass tradesperson.
Expedition Sea Kayaks (Nordkapp, Arctic Raider and Southern Light) come equipped with full pod-seats which are fantastic in that the seat itself forms a sealed bulkhead, minimising the floodable volume in the cockpit and maximising the storage area in the day-hatch behind the seat.
The Voyager AR and Touring models both come with Bucket seats as standard.
Bumfortable seats are moulded foam seats and are also an option in all kayaks.
Replacement Composite Footrest system (including composite side rails)$295
Optional padded, carbon Pull-bar for carbon footplate system$120
Replacment aluminium bar with toe flaps or pivot bar for steering (including side rails)$195
Replacement OZO Pedals (including side rails, angled or straight)$195
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The best platform for an effective leg-drive comes from a solid footplate system. All of our racing kayaks and single sea kayaks now come with our new composite footplate system as standard.
Our composite footplate system features greater surface area (almost full foot), a nice angle for good ergonomics, oversized side rails for impressive stiffness and oversized flaps on top for steering so you can put your feet where you like and keep your toes nicely free of the straps.
The composite footplate system can also include an optional padded carbon pull-bar for customers who appreciate the ability to push and pull with their legs to achieve more leg drive.
We also offer the option of OZO pedals which are independent, plastic blocks on rails with flaps on top for steering. OZO pedals are more quickly adjustable and are best if you are sharing the kayak among several people and are frequently adjusting for leg length. These are available in all kayaks.
We also carry some stock of the older aluminium footbar systems, to fit most kayaks, with either a pivot bar or toe flaps on top for steering, for customers who are looking to replace like-for-like.
Stock ColoursWhite, dark red, midnight blue, pacific blue, light grey, magenta, burnt orange, dayglow green, black
Custom Colour SchemesAdditional $100 - $300; POA
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We offer a range of stock colours or we can do custom colour schemes if you have something in particular you would like.
A white hull is a very sensible option for kayaks that are likely to be exposed to a lot of underside scratching from rocks, whether you're kayaking a braided river or doing surf-landings on stony beaches. Darker colours tend to show scuffs more readily and they also attract the sun's heat so care should be taken with kayaks that have dark coloured decks - protect the paddle-strike zones with clear vinyl and don't leave it sitting in the sun on a super-hot day (leave it in the shade or turn it upside down).
Some customers ask for Black hull and/or deck which we can do, but while we don't deny that it looks awesome, we do not encourage. Most of our moulds are black inside so we cannot guarantee that we get even coverage when spraying the gelcoat against the inside of mould. Also, black is the worst colour for attracting the sun's heat and showing scratches or other marks. In general, the lighter the colour, the better it will look in the long-term.
In-boat Hydration SystemShare
Each complete system, installed$160.00
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Our hydration systems utilise several components of the Rasdex hydration system with our own neoprene bladder protection sleeves and securing system. The price includes installation and we can install 1 or multiple systems into your kayak. Please take a look at the video tutorial to see how to use your In-boat Hydration System properly.
Please note that we install the system either in front of the seat/cockpit or behind the seat/cockpit depending on the shape and layout of the particular kayak. The Reliance and Argo have the system to the rear; the N1, N2 and Gyro have the system to the front. If your system is installed to the rear, we do not add the clips and bungee securing system because you will have other gear on top of the bladder to hold it securely in place.
CompatibilityFits all watches we have tried
Price; posted anywhere in NZ (plus P&P)$195.00
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The innovative WatchMount is a recessed mounting bracket for your training watch so you can secure it safely for easy viewing while paddling. Features:
- Spring-loaded, rotating barrel for easy adjustment to the best viewing angle
- Barrel is also removable for easy transfer of watch between kayak and car
- Recessed to keep your watch out of the way of hands and paddle
- front wave deflector and clip hole for tether cord
The WatchMount can be installed to any kayak with a flat area in front of the cockpit including our N-Series and Gyro kayaks. The N-Series models also have a purpose-designed recess in the deck for the WatchMount, which lowers it another 5mm. We recommend that you have the WatchMount installed by us, or other skilled composites tradespersons.
Clothing and accessoriesShare
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Need some other gear? We give advice and supply a full range of jackets, sprayskirts, helmets, kayak shorts and shoes, PFD's, dry bags, rescue equipment and other equipment. A "whittled-down" range of this other gear - that we know works well for our customers - can currently be seen at www.southernmultisportnz.com. We can send you gear at any time or we can package it together with a kayak purchase. Just let us know what you're after.