My Ocean Kayak Trident 13 is one of the best things I have ever bought, I spend hours at a time floating in rivers and lakes fishing in it. One of the few complaints I have had is after an hour or so my feet go numb resting on the foot pegs. I have talked to several Trident owners and a few told me they have the same problem, I wanted to fix it by modifying the pegs but could not decide on how to do it.
I wrote a blog about it here.
I tried using a pair of spare bicycle bicycle pedals but could not find a reverse thread nut and trying to drill through it was pointless. Drilling and modifying plastic has never really worked for me, it gets brittle and breaks so I gave it a rest for a while.
Then I saw this video on YouTube by "Kayak" Kevin Whitney
I figured if it is good enough for a guy that has kayaked round the entire Chesapeake Bay it was good enough for me. I ordered a set of Wilderness System foot pegs for their compact size and installed them under my stock foot pegs.
It is not pretty but I can tell you it feels pretty good, the lower peg sits just a little closer than the top peg. It is stable and a more natural foot position for sitting. I installed them using the Stainless Steel hardware included with them 4 1/4 20 screws with neoprene backed washers and squirted a little Marine GOOP just to seal the deal.
Should be going out for some night fishing tonight so we'll see how it goes.
Thanks for reading,