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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:54 am 
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Was tooling along nicely when I suddenly found myself looking up at the sky because the back of my vantage seat let loose. Don't believe the cord broke but came free of whatever retains it. On the side that controls the seat bottom it appears to be a small washer and the end of the cord looks like it was melted to make a ball and prevent it from pulling through the washer. Kinda bogus in my opinion. Anyway, I need to know if this is something I can repair myself and if so how? Not sure how to route the cord into the arm and control mechanism. Do I need to file a warranty claim?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:57 am 
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Sorry, didn't mean to post same pic twice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:52 am 
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Something tells me this is not a new issue as lo and behold there is a you tube video made by hobie on the subject. Now I just have to find washers the right size.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:07 am 
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Is the seat not covered under warranty. Do you have a link to video as I just bought a new PA and might also need to take a look at this video.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Fixed it myself. Just googled hobie vantage seat and by god hobie vantage seat repair came up as a choice. Not too hard but getting the cord threaded through the two necessary holes in the handle area was a bit of a project as the end of the cord wants to unravel. I believe the seat would be covered under warranty but it's a relatively easy fix provided the cord hasn't been shortened too much.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Thanks for the info on the seat repair. I checked out the video and now I will be ready if I have to repair mine.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:35 pm 
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Glad you were able to locate the helpful information!

For others...



And... yes. The seat is covered by warranty (2 years).

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