I have a 2012 Ride 115 which I love except for one problem, the seat. The back and thigh support are adequate if not comfortable. My complaint is with the seat bottom. I am 6'2, 225 lbs. After fishing for an hour or two my butt gets extremely sore sitting as I fish. I also have an Native Ultimate 14.5 which has an extremely comfortable seat. My Ride 115 is my favorite fishing kayak but the seat bottom is becoming a problem.
Does anyone else have problems with their Ride 115 or 135? I look forward to hearing from others.
I was worried about comfort also seeing that I've never even sat in a kayak before. Saturday my brother inlaw and I took our new ride 115's out. I was in my seat for 7 hours with only a couple of 5min. pitstops. It was very comfortable to me. Look into Roho seats. Several of the helicopter pilots I worked with loved them. They're not cheap but it might be worth it. Regards Paul
Paul, thanks. It's a great kayak, don't you agree? I haven't heard about this particular seat. Is this what you are using with your Ride 115? What are your impressions of the Ride 115?
This is my first kayak so I was worried about it wanting to tip or roll. I hopped in and I was pleasantly surprised how relaxed I was. No worries about tipping over. I was amazed how quickley you can move without a lot of effort. I'm glad I did a lot research before I picked out the 115. No Regrets at all. As far as the cushion goes , I am using the stock seat. The Roho seat is basically a really comfortable cushion that is mostly used for wheel chairs. I remember when a friend of mine, a helicopter pilot, first brought out his roho cushion. Everybody was laughing at him. It wasn't long before a lot of pilots had there own "roho's". These guys were flying 8 to 10 hours a day. I think it's worth looking into. The problem is they are not cheap. I'm sure there are other members that have good ideas also. Good luck and happy fishing. Regards, Paul
The new seat seems to be much improved including a nice looking cushion with holes throughout to be able to drain any water that gets in there. Its also 6" higher than the standard seat which will aid in standing up as well as sitting back down. I used an old pull rope from a broken down push mower for my Coosa attached to a stainless caribeener and it worked great. When I recently sold the Coosa I kept that pull up assist rope for future use. I've seen on member on here buy a Coosa seat and make it fit with the plastic seat housing in the 115 to retain the sliding capability. His handle is Richie Strawn and he has posted a few pics of it. I plan on trying out the upgraded seat first and moving on to Richie's set up if that doesn't work. One if not my main beef with most kayaks I've fished out of has been the louzy seating. I "loved" the Coosa seat so we will see.