I have a several-year old Yukon Yak that needs repairs. Running some local rapids over the weekend I managed to split my seat right down the middle while bouncing over a rock. About 200 yards later I got flipped and the raft got caught in the spin cycle for awhile. After getting out, the seat is split nearly in two, right down the middle… only one little flap of nylon is keeping it together.
Alpacka’s “Repair and Custom” page for seats & pillows gives tips to help prevent this from happening (now I know!), but nothing about repairing it. Do I need a new seat, or is this home fixable?
I’m kind of in a crunch… in 2 weeks I’m heading up for a very-large 3 week packrafting trip in NW British Columbia (Journey of the Spirit Bear), and need this reliably fixed before I go. They have lots of tips for repairing the urethane tube if you get a puncture, but not much for repairing the seat! Again, it’s not a small puncture… the whole thing is split in half, so it’s a major seat repair.
Any tips are appreciated!