Try something like Padz to add some thigh bracing and tighten up the fit of the boat. If you want to have the pads right on the cockpit pad or somewhere else it may cause interference during nesting, we suggest using velcro to mount the thigh brace to the cockpit pad. This way you would be able to easily separate the thigh pad from the cockpit pad when nesting. The velcro strips are readily available with adhesive backing to install.