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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:48 pm 
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Location: Portland, OR
I'm 6'3" 200lbs, and can't keep dry except on the very quietest days. Water comes up through the seat plugs even in the calmest of waters so I keep them closed in nice weather, but if the wind freshens up and I get water in, it has no place to escape. I think Hobie made the seat much too low when it designd the AI.

The original Adventure without all the AI gear was probably on the low side but still OK. Once you add the akas, amas, mast, and sail, plus my non-negligible heft, then the boat is much too deep in the water and I know of no way to keep water out of the seat.

I've been looking for some waterproof breathable shorts on the internet, but can't seem to find much. If any of you guys have some good leads, I'd appreciate.

BTW, I recently got my second AI for my wife, and appreciate the small improvements Hobie has made since my Oct 2006 model (new rudder much more efficient than the old one in high wind condition, AL collar on the mast base). I'm still hoping that they'll figure out a better mecanism to get the rudder up and down, and either redesign a higher seat or design a plugin add-on to raise the seat bottom one inch or so.

Enjoy the water!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:46 pm 
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Location: Escondido
Keeping your seat area from accululating water is easy enough. Put a little clear packing tape on the bottom of your hull covering most of the forward part of the scupper area like this:
Looking forward

Crack your scuppers open so that some water can move in and out.

As long as you're moving forward, water passing over the tape will scavenge your scupper and clear your seat of any standing water. You may still get a wet butt, but you're not sitting in a puddle! The tape has no problem sticking to your hull when wet, once installed. 8)

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