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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:31 am 
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After seeing other AI mods. I decided to do much the same as many island owners have done. My skipper seat has a fixed seat base and a removable back. This way I was able to redesign the base to fit more inside the hull, while keeping it out of the water in the seat area. The backrest is adjustable.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:54 am 
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More please.
How's the base attached?
What the heck is that post and slotted deal that is holding up the back?

I have been toying with a skipper seat conversion, but haven't found the right one...maybe this is it....


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:17 am 
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Very nice! I am going to have to figure out how to do something like this because I'm sick and tired of sitting so low (even with waterproof cushions) and having a wet butt and sore back.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:29 pm 
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coachstevo wrote:
More please.
How's the base attached?
What the heck is that post and slotted deal that is holding up the back?

I have been toying with a skipper seat conversion, but haven't found the right one...maybe this is it....


The base is bolted to the yak. I attached shaped pieces under to suit the shape of the seat well. The adjustable post holding the back up is part of a bass guitar stand with a railblaza G clamp attached.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:44 pm 
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That's a work of art Hogman. Well executed. Is it easily removable, if you need to go back to kayak mode ? With the centre of gravity of using the skipper seat being higher, I've found that I need to go back to the original Hobie seat when I just want to go for a paddle.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Awesome. Practically a Barcalounger. Just need to add the footrests and remote control! :mrgreen:

Speaking of which, can you still reach the tiller ok without leaning?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Slaughter wrote:
That's a work of art Hogman. Well executed. Is it easily removable, if you need to go back to kayak mode ? With the centre of gravity of using the skipper seat being higher, I've found that I need to go back to the original Hobie seat when I just want to go for a paddle.

Thanks. I can use wing nuts on the base and the back so they are quickly removed, however I always go out with at least one outrigger.

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Awesome. Practically a Barcalounger. Just need to add the footrests and remote control! :mrgreen:
Speaking of which, can you still reach the tiller ok without leaning?

Thanks. Yes the tiller is still within easy reach.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:55 pm 
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I've had mine viewtopic.php?f=69&t=48290&hilit=skipper on the AI for a few months now and wouldn't go back. The positives certainly outway the negatives.

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