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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:02 pm 
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Recently purchased a new TI (awesome), however, noticed that the seats do not include the detachable pockets on the back.

Before I approach my dealer with this can someone tell me if these are supposed to be included? or are do they no longer come with the seats?
There are still the loops on the seat backs for attaching them but no pockets were included with my TI seats. They were included on my AI seat.
Also I do not see them offered for purchase in the accessories catalog.

I liked having them for keeping small items that I always want with the boat and out of the way (scupper plugs, spare plastic bags, etc.).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:33 pm 
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No longer comes with them. You can buy them as an add on if they can mount to your new seat.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Nope. Not included. They made that change when they went to the self inflating lumbar support on the seat. I believe it was a costing decision to keep things in line at the time (2010 was the year of the change if my memory is correct)

You CAN still get the little gear bag through the Parts Catalog though. I believe the part number is 81266011 "Seatback Gear Pack"

You might want to just double check that number before you order.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:56 am 
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I just returned from the 2013 Houston Boat Show and talked with the Hobie rep there. These seatback gear packs ARE listed in the 2013 catalog on page 40 in the upper right corner. No picture, but the part number is indeed 81266011 and it's listed as the "Seatback Gear Pack".

I've been looking for these things for TWO YEARS since I first bought my 2010 TI! I'd given up hope, but then I saw one on a Hobie Kayak at the boat show & promptly asked the dealer about it. I was told by the dealer, "Uhhh... That's no longer available." Not to be denied, I insisted he ask the Hobie rep and sure enough, the Hobie guy said, "Yeah, they're in the catalog!" Finally! I'm ordering two today!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:09 pm 
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You need to rinse well and work the zipper each trip if you sail salt water or the zipper will freeze-up permanent. We use to keep our tool/spare parts little lock-lock in it, but I had to rip/cut one out one day when it was needed because of the lack of extra maintenance they need but didn't get. Still a very useful size & use of unused space.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:34 pm 
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I'd also been told by several good dealers that they weren't available. If they are, I'll order 4 tomorrow. A great accessory for these boats.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Have you got any tips for freeing up the zipper Bob. The outer zip on mine has frozen solid and you'd think that there would be something in the garage that would free it up. I've yet to find it.
P.S. I'd prefer to use a lubricant rather than the angle grinder or gas axe.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Slaughter wrote:
Have you got any tips for freeing up the zipper Bob. The outer zip on mine has frozen solid and you'd think that there would be something in the garage that would free it up. I've yet to find it.
P.S. I'd prefer to use a lubricant rather than the angle grinder or gas axe.

If it's not too far gone, WD40 will help it. But if not, the zipper will disintegrate as you try to free it up. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:41 am 
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The following products are widely used for zipper care & maintenance in SCUBA and various paddle sports and get good reviews on http://www.amazon.com.

McNett Zip Care Liquid Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant
2-ounce brush-tip bottle, about $5.00

McNett Zip Tech Semi-Solid Zipper Lubricant
1/2-ounce stick, about $7.00

McNett Max Wax Stick Lubricant for Zippers
3/4-ounce bottle, about $5.00

Alternatively, I use a lot of spray-on silicon lube for the plastic working parts on my TI, and in some places, even a little spray-on graphite lock lube. Both are "dry" lubes after the liquid carrier evaporates.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:40 am 
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Okay, so I placed my order for two of these with my favorite Hobie dealer, but she said she had to special order 'em from Hobie and when she called her supplier at Hobie she was told they had some left in stock but were no longer making the item. Get 'em while you can!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Thanks georeubs.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:56 am 
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georeubs wrote:

McNett Zip Tech Semi-Solid Zipper Lubricant
1/2-ounce stick, about $7.00



Slaughter - did you order the above ? My zipper is semi-solid as well :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:49 am 
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No I haven't. I think mine is beyond all hope. It still has the one zip so now I've just rearranged where I put stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:44 am 
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After mine froze up as well I changed to this sealine bag, works well:

http://cascadedesigns.com/sealline/packs-and-duffles/seal-pak/product


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:43 pm 
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I just got this Rugged LLBEAN drypak for my birthday. It's built for the job.

Detaches from the waist pack to function as a boat bag. Clip it to the Aka bar behind your seat.

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http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68731?feat=8281-GN2&page=waterproof-waist-pack


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