you press the two nubs into the rearmost holes, to make sure the nubs stay in you tighten up the wing nuts to hold the seat in tight
I had no idea. No wonder the seat wouldn't stay in place. How did you figure that out without reading the manual? I can't imagine that being intuitive to anyone.
Next clip the side straps to the eyelets next to the seats ( I'm thinking you may have missed that step from your description).
Wow, I clipped them to the padeyes behind
the seat and the whole time, I was thinking, "What is that for? It does nothing! Must be for retention." Now I see they make diagonal bracing, which is what I was missing.
it's been around for a long time (probably why they don't mention it specifically in the manual), this type of seating is pretty common on most brands of kayaks.
I've never been in a kayak. I'm a sailor.
I also have the trampoline option (highly recommended) and I also recommend you get the steering knob option (available in accessory catalog),
Yep, got both of those. Can you address the steering question I posted?
Hobie does sell in their accessory catalog an additional air filled seat cushion pad haven't tried it though.
Got it as well. Can you believe an air cushion for $42 each X 2?
When I got my replacement hull (after damaging the original hull) none of the extra parts or AKA support bars were included with the replacement hull (assuming the owner already has all that stuff already), this is probably Hobie standard procedure. Hopefully Hobie will re-connect you with the correct parts very quickly. They really are a great bunch to work with, and are the best in the business.
Yes, I'm sure they are, but in this case, they knew
this was a replacement hull for a damaged one that was refused by me. Hobie knew this. Matt Miller knew this. They even concocted some story about a forklift piercing the hull. They knew I did not keep any parts off the hull. They knew this was a rush replacement because it's now been a month since I ordered my boat. Knowing all of that, what would you
BTW I never even opened or looked at the manual when I got my boat, I was so excited to get it on the water I just threw it all together and figured it out as I went, thats part of the fun in my opinion.
I really wanted to make sure that I did everything right because I've spent $6000 on this thing and accessories and didn't want to mess anything up.
Thanks for the reply, that clears up the seat problem!