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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:19 am 
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I thought I would share my install of a Jackson Elite seat on my 2014 Outback. This is the best modification I could have ever done to this kayak. I feel like I am back in my 2011 Pro Angler, minus the weight of the Pro Angler.

I have seen no noticeable change in the center of gravity with this new seat, and everything (except the rudder control) is easier to reach. The rudder control is just a little too far forward now, but I can still reach it.

It is much easier to stand and reach my front camera mount than it was before. I am more than happy with this new install. I just HATE to hear that the new 2015 Outbacks are coming out with an elevated seat, when I just bought mine earlier this year, but I think my setup will work just as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:21 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:54 pm 
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Great details, thanks for sharing.
If I didn't take my Outback offshore, I'd do this instead of buying a 2015 model.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:19 pm 
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Jcanracer wrote:
Great details, thanks for sharing.
If I didn't take my Outback offshore, I'd do this instead of buying a 2015 model.


As long as everything goes according to plan, this kayak will be taking me fishing into the Gulf of Mexico in two weeks. I am not hesitant at all to take this kayak beyond the breakers. It feels almost as stable as my 2011 Pro Angler did while sitting down.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Xi Bowhunter i put the same seat in my Outback too and it`s working out fine for me too. Best thing is it is much easier get out of after 4 or 5 hours out on the water and the better view.

On page 3 of this post i show an adapter that really helps bring the rudder control into reach.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:07 am 
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I see that Jackson has their elite seat on sale for $106.

I modified this seat on my former Outback as others and now use it on my Adventure Island. Cant go wrong for that price ;)


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