PRODUCTS/SHOPPING CART

We are in the process of discontinuing our Products.  Please let us know if you have trouble locating sources, and we'll try to help.  We still have some items in stock.

 

THE PAYPAL SHOPPING CART WORKS WITH CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.  TO PAY WITH A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, CONTACT US AT kayakfit@icloud.com  or  360-766-8720

                                                  How We Charge for Shipping: Our Policy
Shipping cost is determined by the size and weight of a package, where it is going and what method of shipping is used.  Special charges for oversize packages are especially difficult to predict.  It is very difficult to have an accurate method for calculating shipping charges fairly.  We use a scale based upon cost to arrive at an estimated shipping charge.  This often results in a reasonable charge, but not always.  In cases in which we are overpaid, we refund any overpayment in excess of $2.00.  In cases in which we are underpaid by more than $2.00, we will bill you for the extra cost.








"James Bond" Touring Back Band
   
  Extra large $79.95
       
   This version is for people who prefer more support. 




BB-2 Snapdragon Back Band $56.50 
   This is a  particularly fine backband.  It is beautifully made, deeply padded, has a stiffener to keep it from curving too much, and has a couple of straps attached to the back to make it possible to secure a jacket or paddle float behind the backband.  the BB-2 is similar in size to most other backbands on the market.

  
$56.50  Snapdragon Back Band
 


Materials and Tools

 ORDERING FOAM AND SHEET GOODS:
     THE SHOPPING CART ONLY ACCEPTS WHOLE NUMBERS, I.E. ONE SQUARE FOOT, 2 SQUARE FEET, ETC.  CHOOSE LENGTH AND WIDTH TO YIELD A WHOLE NUMBER TOTAL.  FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WANT 14" OF FABRIC AT LEAST 22" LONG.  14 X 22 = 308 SQUARE INCHES.  308 DIVIDED BY 144 (144 SQ. INCHES PER FOOT) = 2.13 SQUARE FEET.  YOU NEED 3 SQUARE FEET TO USE THE SHOPPING CART. (IF PAYING BY CHECK YOU CAN PURCHASE DECIMAL QUANTITIES.

                 


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  3" Thick Gray Minicell Foam (Voltek M200)

 $18.50/sq. ft


    Sold by square feet.  Adjust quantity in the Shopping Cart

     This high quality cross-linked foam is the basic material from which we create seats, hip, and knee braces. It carves, saws, and sands beautifully, and lasts well. Doing a nice job fitting a cockpit takes a lot of labor.  It is worthwhile to use the best material in order to get the best and most durable result for your labor.  Comes in 12 or 24" widths by 3" thickness. Maximum length is 48".   

Go to https://northshoreinc.com/ 
 

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1/16" Self Adhesive Foam   

(no longer available)

  This material cuts easily with scissors and is applied like a decal. 1/16" foam is useful where a tough, non-skid surface is needed, but little change in dimension is wanted.  We use this material to reinforce hip braces or anywhere it's thin toughness is appropriate.  It does not follow deep compound curves well. Please email us if you need specific dimensions, otherwise we will cut the material at our discretion to make up the correct number of square feet. 


No longer available through us. Go to https://northshoreinc.com/ 



 
   Dragonskin Metal Sandpaper 

This is the tool of choice for adjusting and finishing seats and braces made of gray minicell foam. 

No longer available through us. Go to https://northshoreinc.com/ 











 

 Grey Owl Zephyr Paddles, optimal for Rolling, Bracing, and Touring 
(click the link for a full report)

We tested a large number of paddles, especially foam core composites and wooden paddles, to find out what worked best for bracing and rolling, as well as for good overall performance.  The Grey Owl wooden blade/graphite shaft Zephyr were what we liked best.  These are light, enter the water cleanly, and are astonishingly easy to scull and roll with.  

The Zephyr is a remarkable paddle:  It weighs 24 oz--like the lightest graphite paddles, sculls like wood, and costs like fiberglass.  Who wouldn't want that?  (Longer shafts, and adjustable index ferrules can be specially ordered.)

We no longer stock these--check with Grey Owl for sources.

 







$79.95  Touring Back Band   

 










Nose Plugs   $11.50



  



      These plugs stay where they are put better than any others we've tried.  A high strength wire connects the two low density pads.  A stout cord prevents loss. 











1/4" Dual Density Self Adhesive Foam   
 
 
     This material cuts easily with scissors and is applied like a decal. It is composed of a tough surfacing foam over a compliant base. People use this for creating a protective non skid pad where the spare paddle is carried, for applying a comfortable surface to a hard seat, or for padding the underside of the deck where the knees come in contact with the deck. Please email us if you need specific dimensions, otherwise we will cut the material at our discretion to make up the correct number of square feet. 

 

No longer available through us.  Find it at https://northshoreinc.com/



 

 
 


 
Fabric
  $2.25/sq ft
(sold by square feet--adjust quantity in shopping cart)     We use this long-wearing, black, non-skid synthetic fabric for upholstering and reinforcing seats, hip, and knee braces. It is applied to foam by means of 3M 8088 Spray Adhesive. Please email us if you need specific dimensions, otherwise we will cut the material at our discretion to make up the correct number of square feet.
 
 
 $2.25/sq.ft  Fabric
 
 
 
 

 Dap Multipurpose  Spray Adhesive 

      We use this for attaching Upholstery Fabric to foam. It can also be used for attaching foam to the boat.  NOTE: Because of shipping restrictions, we no longer sell this product.  Try your hardware store.
 


Stanley Shureform Shaver   


    The Shureform is the most important tool for carving foam.  If you only use the tool to carve foam the edge will stay sharp indefinitely.  (Available through your local hardware store.)

 


























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