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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:16 pm 
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Improved CT Seat Retention Clip


The new side release buckle has a number of advantages over the keyhole. Most importantly, it is harder to miss and easier to use than the red clip. It is very clear that the two halves of the buckle connect to each other, and safe to say that nearly everyone is familiar with this type of buckle.

In an effort to reduce seats coming loose on the water and the chance of losing a seat in a capsize, all replacement seats from the Parts Department will be shipping with the new buckles.

We will also be offering a seat/kayak update kit free of charge for users who would like to install the new system into their kayaks.

Please request update kits via our warranty system on the dealer website. You can include multiple serial numbers in the claim description to avoid having to submit claims for each kayak. This will be a parts only offering without labor credit for upgrades.


Vantage CT Seat Update Video:

--------------OLDER VERSION ------------------

In the event of a capsize, Vantage style seats can come loose from the hull if not properly tethered. All Vantage style seats are secured into a kayak by a safety tether located at the aft center of the seat. This tether prohibits the seat from rotating to the unlock (removal / install) position.

The Hobie® Vantage CT Seat uses a simple locking part, but its proper use is essential. Failure to "snap" the part onto the eyelet post can result in the seat rotating to the unlocked position and possible loss.

Hobie CT Seat features and function video:

Seat tether on the CT Seat



Place over the eyelet post



Pull up to "snap" the clip in place.


-----------------PRO ANGLER ST/XT SEAT----------------

Hobie Vantage ST (PA 12 / 14) and Vantage XT (PA 17T) use a webbing strap, which is locked in place on the seat frame by a stainless clip on a shock cord.


Hobie Vantage ST / XT Seat features and functions video:

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA

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