Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm Posts: 10101 Location: Oceanside, California
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.
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