I've been monkeying around with some ideas for providing a dry seat (most of the time) while piloting my AI. The seat bucket sits below the water level right off the bat, so there's always a small puddle of water there in the bucket. It's a simple matter to install a thicker seat (pad, etc.) but this doesn't solve the problem of water splashing in and making the puddle deeper while the excess attempts to get back out. In fact some of the pads I've tried actually made matters worse, by sealing off easy escape routes for the excess water.
To that end I made up a seat grid that raises my butt up out of the standing puddle, but allows incoming water to work its way back out without piling up around and on me. Yes, the splash will still get me wet, but hopefully the normal puddle will no longer get deeper as excess water comes in. I'll find out tomorrow.
I have some clean up to do and then I'll reinstall the standard Hobie AI seat.