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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:41 pm 
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Hi all,

Im new to kayaking and new to the forum. I just bought an Outback and a Outfitter. I have a wife and two kids. We all had to be able to fit.

Took them both out the other day. Noticed that the Outback leans badly to the starboard side. This happens to the hall by itself. (no seats or drive). I looked as best I could for something inside but saw nothing. I thought maybe Hobie left me some tools. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? It leans quite a bit and seems like it would have to be pretty off balance to lean as much as it does. Any comments would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:44 pm 
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The Outback sits high and will lean to one side when unloaded.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 7:17 am 
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Was your paddle strapped to the side? My Outback sits level in the water
until the paddle is strapped to either side.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:38 am 
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it is happening to my 2014 outback...what should i do? call for warranty?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:05 am 
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I have seen this in my 2013 Outback with the Hobie seat in it, about 3/4 to a inch lean to the right.

Moving a little to the left and it would go away. Never could figure out if it was the way i was sitting in it or the Outback itself, after putting the Jackson elite seat in it went away. Must have been me.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:39 pm 
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MadCowMuu wrote:
I have seen this in my 2013 Outback with the Hobie seat in it, about 3/4 to a inch lean to the right.

Moving a little to the left and it would go away. Never could figure out if it was the way i was sitting in it or the Outback itself, after putting the Jackson elite seat in it went away. Must have been me.


Was the Jackson Elite seat a straightforward swap or did you need to modify a few things? Any pictures?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:40 pm 
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A picture of this problem might helps us determine what we see in the picture.. Most of us are guessing by your description of what you have done to cause this. Hope this helps and you have pictures of the leaning?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:13 pm 
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The Outback has a big bulge along its keel which extends deeper into the water. When the kayak is unloaded, it can flop over on its right side a bit so it's floating on this bulge and the right side of the kayak. when you climb into the boat, your weight will shove the bulge down into the water, and the kayak should level out with both sides of the kayak having the same amount of freeboard.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:31 am 
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cindygabe wrote:
it is happening to my 2014 outback...what should i do? call for warranty?

it happen when i'm on... i try to adjust the seat straps same problem, with gear, w/out gear, calm water, btb, same problem... i took it to ACK yestarday and they going to check it and give a solution today... ACK is the best of costumer service...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:56 am 
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2014 Hulls don't have the original bottom bulb shape and do not tip to one side or the other like the old hulls, so this is very odd.

Perhaps there is some asymmetrical distortion to the bottom? Easily reviewed by rolling it over.

It is possible to tilt by sitting off-center in the seat.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:27 pm 
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Do these hulls lean to one side when you are sitting in them? If not then, personally speaking, I wouldn't worry about it :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:40 pm 
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stobbo wrote:
Do these hulls lean to one side when you are sitting in them? If not then, personally speaking, I wouldn't worry about it :)

yes with me on it...


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:47 pm 
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i get back with ACK guy saying that he test it and see nothing wrong with it ... :?: i had no time yet to test and make a video cuz my wife had our first baby... i'll retest and make a video of the problem ASAP, i notice that the width is 31" and not 33"...


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:34 pm 
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cindygabe wrote:
i get back with ACK guy saying that he test it and see nothing wrong with it ... :?: i had no time yet to test and make a video cuz my wife had our first baby... i'll retest and make a video of the problem ASAP, i notice that the width is 31" and not 33"...


? Where are you measuring the 31 inches?


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