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#10891210 - 06/02/15 07:56 PM tarpon 120 diy seat
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1198
Loc: tx
I bought a used tarpon 120 that did not come with a seat so this is what I came up with. I had to get up off the floor as I won't tolerate a wet butt while fishing. Sure beats spending $100 plus on a kayak specific seat.

$9 camp chair from academy
heat gun and some pvc, riveted and sealed to the kayak.



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#10893685 - 06/03/15 08:28 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
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I like it a lot
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#10895737 - 06/04/15 03:44 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
BankBassin Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
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Loc: Allen, Texas 75002
Great build. I've been thinking about building a raised seat for mine just to get me up another 3-4 inches and this gives me yet another idea!

It looks like you took those pictures on your phone (HTC M7)
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#10900261 - 06/06/15 08:27 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
General Jigs Offline
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Haha yes I did take it on my HTC...bought it because it had advertised a great camera...until the camera filter now takes every picture with a red haze.
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#10913538 - 06/12/15 03:53 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
sweetwood Offline
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That's a great idea!

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#10913587 - 06/12/15 04:13 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
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Loc: tx
thanks, the more I think about it the more I want to add some type of pouch or tool holder to the sides of the chair so I can keep my needle nose pliers, clips, and other small tools close by. will post pics once completed should I decide to add that mod.
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#11030295 - 08/09/15 09:32 AM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
DRE Go Fish Offline
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Loc: Lewisville
Less than $20 in parts, dry butt and a height advantage while on the water, well played thumb
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#11050416 - 08/18/15 10:58 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
Neumie Offline
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Loc: SA, Hallettsville, Rockport
Nice mod, but, um, are you sure you bought a Tarpon 120?
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#11052460 - 08/19/15 09:31 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
theduke Offline
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 208
Yea that was my thinking to, my layout isn't anything like that.

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#11082613 - 09/04/15 12:07 AM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: DRE Go Fish]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
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Loc: tx
Originally Posted By: DRE Go Fish
Less than $20 in parts, dry butt and a height advantage while on the water, well played thumb


THank you sir. as far as whether or not its a tarpon, its what i was told by the previous owner. its many years old but you can still see part of the wilderness systems logo on it. many of the features match up to the old tarpon, but if you have a better guess i would love to know.

i still have not made it out on the water in this, hopefully once weather cools off a bit i can see if she floats, haha!
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#11082647 - 09/04/15 03:12 AM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
Neumie Offline
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Loc: SA, Hallettsville, Rockport
Originally Posted By: General Jigs


THank you sir. as far as whether or not its a tarpon, its what i was told by the previous owner. its many years old but you can still see part of the wilderness systems logo on it. many of the features match up to the old tarpon, but if you have a better guess i would love to know.

I think it's a Riot Escape 12 with an 8" hatch added in front of the seat.
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#11405877 - 02/10/16 03:31 PM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
xFLYNNx Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
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How did the seat mod hold up? I've got a Pescador that I'd love to get higher up in.

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#11407418 - 02/11/16 09:32 AM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: xFLYNNx]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1198
Loc: tx
Originally Posted By: xFLYNNx
How did the seat mod hold up? I've got a Pescador that I'd love to get higher up in.


so far so good, it has sat in the garage since June, have yet to take it out on the water lol
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#11407466 - 02/11/16 10:02 AM Re: tarpon 120 diy seat [Re: General Jigs]
BearfootGypsie Offline
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Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 79
Loc: Denton, TX
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so far so good, it has sat in the garage since June, have yet to take it out on the water lol


now that is depressing!

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