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 Post subject: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:45 pm 
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I've spent a ton of time searching the interwebs for some kind of seat upgrade for my Revo and never found anything close to what I wanted. I wanted an elevated seat that would be comfortable on those long days inshore and not be too high to make me easily flip-able. I finally found what I was looking for yesterday. I picked up a stadium chair for $36.99 from Academy Sports and rushed straight home with it. It fit perfectly without having to modify anything. I simply set it in between the 2 most forward seat clips, ran a strap through them and the front of the seat and then put 2 small foam pads on the backside to keep the seat from scratching/digging in to the yak. I tested it out for a couple of hours last night and it's awesome! Very comfortable and a lot more spacious than the other seat. It is slightly more tipsy than before but not enough to be worried about. I'm still going to use the original seat when I go offshore but this is definitely gonna make my inshore days much more enjoyable!ImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:24 am 
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wonder how long that seat will last..I might try one

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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:45 am 
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At $40 you can't go wrong when comparing to a Vantage seat :mrgreen: Couple of other kayak mfg's are using the Larry Seat.


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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Hope you have outriggers.


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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Outriggers are for old men and sissy's :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:11 pm 
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There are some posts on hobie sailing forums where guys are adding a lead hanging keel below the yak for stability WITHOUT using outriggers. Weigh 20-30 lbs to add a lot of stability. Like your seat solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:30 pm 
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Well said, Islandspeed :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:58 pm 
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I prefer to call my outriggers/sidekicks "water wings" and I am not ashamed to admit I use them when solo fishing or sailing.

...well...maybe I'm a little bit ashamed. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:45 pm 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
Outriggers are for old men and sissy's :mrgreen:


:roll: :roll: Hey, hey! Respect your elders; there are a lot of us out here! Kayaking isn't only for the young... and if you're lucky you, too, will be old one day. There's nothing 'sissy' about knowing your limitations... in fact, it is a sign of maturity!


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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:21 pm 
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My "wind-up" was not really intended to offend anyone but rather to make the observation that perhaps the answer to the question of whether to use or not use stabilisers/waterwings/outriggers or whatever you want to call them is sometimes a bit of a state of mind thing. I read about lots of people using them but I can't really quite understand why.

If people were falling out of these kayaks like lemmings falling over a cliff they would have been banned years ago... so that isn't happening!

And judging by the photos I have seen on this forum many people are using their boats on very calm waterways.

Yet so many people are still using outriggers and I can't quite see why.

Judging by the way some of those boats are loaded up with gear in the photos that I have seen, perhaps it has to do with them being considerably more top heavy than my lightly-loaded craft...

Maybe there are mitigating personal/environmental circumstances...

And I am sure that everyone who does/doesn't use them will be able to provide ample justification for their decision and fair enough, it is their decision not anybody else's...

...so each to their own I guess (but personally I reckon the boats are a lot better without, so why not try without first before assuming that they are needed?!)

With due deference to my elders and betters, while I am not going to reveal my age on this forum, for the record I am no spring chicken either I assure you 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Revo seat upgrade
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:25 am 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
Outriggers are for old men and sissy's :mrgreen:


:roll: :roll: Hey, hey! Respect your elders; there are a lot of us out here! Kayaking isn't only for the young... and if you're lucky you, too, will be old one day. There's nothing 'sissy' about knowing your limitations... in fact, it is a sign of maturity!

There are not a lot of you out there who are my elders. I am 71 years old and still say that Outriggers are for old men and sissy's. If most of you would leave off half the s*** you carry on your kayaks and would just go fishing instead of looking like a homeless person, you wouldn't be so top heavy and there would be no need for outriggers :mrgreen:


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