Foam Masik

Question: I wonder if you could give some advice about creating a masik for my Tahe. Can you point me to any useful advice or descibe what you yourself have done, if anything, to improvise a masik?

Answer: I didn’t use a masik for a long time, and then I made one with a piece of foam. It’s a rectangular chunk of foam with no special carvings. I cut it with a steak knife. Once in the kayak I slide it in and pull it up over my thighs. This makes a very tight fit with lots of contact. Make sure that you can safely wet exit if you make something similar. Some people glue masiks into their kayaks, although I’ve never done this. Lately I haven’t been using my masik, and have the kayak set up exactly the way that I received it.

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