Tom Kirkman wrote:
I think the point the Hobie engineer was making was that it will require some expense to kit the seat so that it will fit the PA14, and thus in addition with the cost of the seat itself it may prove too expensive for most and therefore not financially viable for Hobie to do it. Unless of course, a large host of guys all say they'd go $300 - $400 or whatever.
Good points. There are a lot of us that spent the extra on the slider pedestal that we put under our current PA14 seats. I wonder if the same folks that raved about the sliding pedestal would really give up that setup and money shelled out to spend more on the Vantage seat and/or modifying it to fit.
While I do like what I see in the new seat, I'm not likely to entertain additional expenses and work to get one to work on my PA14. Now if I buy a different Hobie or need another Pro Angler down the road...that might be a different story. If the Vantage seat works out well, I could see Hobie maybe updating the PA14 in the future to have the new seat, but that would take a mold change.