The seat was bought new as part of the 2013 PA14 I purchased recently. The bottom seat control is malfunctioning. The knot which ties the rope to the handle is slamming against the assembly in some cases not allowing the handle to be turned. You can see some wear on it in the photo; The problem arose while I was on the water; didn't have any trouble with it before but I've barely used it.
Is this something I can easily fix (no special tools and not frustrating), if so how? If not, is this something I can take to a dealer and either have it repaired quickly or exchanged on site? I bought from a dealer 50 miles from me (each way).