Thanks sun E,
I like it.
I also grew up in the days of making wooden boats in the shed with my Dad, so a bit of woodwork is a nice touch.
Geordie, Thanks for sharing that, that's a really great memory to have.
Tom Kirkman wrote:
Question - since this seat doesn't have built in seat locating and locking pegs like the Hobie seats do, does the seat bottom have a tendency to slip out on you? Creep forward any over several hours?
Tom, I don't know what happened, but yesterday someone replied to your question and now their post is gone... strange
. Perhaps Hobie can put it back up?
In any event, the answer to your question is no. I had the same concern as you did in the begining, but this seat dosen't move, slip or slide anywhere; it's quite solid. Because of its design I can attach it to the front existing Padeyes that the Hobie seat attached to, and behind I just swapped out for the same Padeyes. If you need clearer pictures, let me know I'll send some more.
My wife suffers from back problems so I installed another one for her in the front of my boat the other day. Yesterday we were able to sail together longer than she was ever able to do before
If you decide to put one in the front of your TI, you'll need to put metal cleats behind the seat to attach the rear web straps. Hope this helps to answer your questions.