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 Post subject: 2015 i12s seat straps
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:37 pm 
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I have the 2015 i12s and have to constantly adjust the seat back straps as they do not stay secured in one position but slip until they are loose and I am almost laying down. Has anyone else had this problem, and how have you resolved the slippage? I have tried large metal clamps (black, for clamping papers together) with only slight success. Sure would be nice to retrofit the Vantage seat but the 2015s are narrower.

I bought my wife a 2016 i9s and the seat is very comfortable. But, being it is wider and has more resistance, I could not keep up to my nephew who was in my 2015 i12 with even a faster stroke in the i9.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Savor the decadent luxury of real back support:

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As for width and speed, I think both old and new i12s are 36" max, although new one may be wider at waterline due to smaller side tubes and wider floor. I9s also at 36", but shorter length translates to more wave generating drag. Here is a 39" wide i11s winning an informal race against an i9s, and probably not due to i11s flat hull which I think is draggier when not planing. I kayak-paddle boards which are sluggish compared to paddling kayaks


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:43 pm 
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daft wrote:
Savor the decadent luxury of real back support:

In another (misnamed) thread someone earlier asked how to tie this inflatable seat down. I now see my loose looping of a strap around the bottom is leaving it too rolley-polley, especially for paddling where your bottom is all that exerts weight corrections for roll.

Solution: the legacy Hobie strap seat has 6 wonderful, easily removable straps of various lengths (one elastic). I am starting by using it's 2 rear straps as extenders of the sea eagle seatback straps to reach forward hull D rings. I figured an elegant way to loop them into the sea eagle buckle.

As a further step I could use other straps or tie a shortening knot in the strap (from Hobie 2015 seatback "manpurse") where I hook the seatbottom to rubber loops on hull floor. But the advantage to leaving it loose is I can adjust position while underway with the seatback strap buckles.

P.S. this seat should not be underinflated, or the cover can rip from too much flex.

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