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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:01 am 
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The '12 pro angler was just announced with a really cool seat, the "Vantage" seat it raises up to 5 inches. Looks like a great way to stay dry in a TI.

Any way to get one/put one on a TI?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:14 pm 
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If you do a search on "skipper seat", you will find several how-tos on mounting a padded fold-back seat higher, and even further back if more leg-room is required.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Having seen Hobie's video on the new seat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34MsIUVWAY) I would be surprised if it could easily be retrofitted to existing PA because of the fittings required, or to other Hobie kayaks either (because of its size)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:39 pm 
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There are no plans right now to make the Vantage seat adaptable to an Island.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Bcastile wrote:
There are no plans right now to make the Vantage seat adaptable to an Island.


... thats Hawaiian for "Nohu - we dare you to try to mount this seat ..."

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:35 pm 
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:lol: Would try, but I'm never going back in the cockpit :!:

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:13 am 
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tonystott wrote:
Having seen Hobie's video on the new seat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34MsIUVWAY) I would be surprised if it could easily be retrofitted to existing PA because of the fittings required, or to other Hobie kayaks either (because of its size)



That is a nice adjustable seat set up. Better than the plastic skipper seat. But will be at a conciderable cost here in the far reaches of Aus.

I bet if I could get hold of one and all the fitting parts, I could make it fit to the TI or AI.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Bcastile wrote:
There are no plans right now to make the Vantage seat adaptable to an Island.


We're not falling for that old Jedi mind trick ! :D

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