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#11117897 - 09/21/15 02:15 PM Older Hobie Outback seat=Ouch!
Bass Buster1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Denton
Upper butt hurts after about 2 hrs. in the seat, anyone figured out a solution? It is where the seat straps to the boat, may try a piece of a pool noodle or something.


Edited by Bass Buster1 (09/21/15 02:15 PM)
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#11118283 - 09/21/15 04:53 PM Re: Older Hobie Outback seat=Ouch! [Re: Bass Buster1]
Todd™ Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Loc: On my kayak
There are some upgrade seats for it. Give Mariner Sails a call and they can steering in the right direction.
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#11119257 - 09/22/15 07:34 AM Re: Older Hobie Outback seat=Ouch! [Re: Bass Buster1]
addicted Offline
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Registered: 04/07/09
Posts: 113
This is what I did. There is a small change (to me) in the center of gravity since I'm up higher, but it's not that bad (again, to me). It's cheaper than the 2 below it.
http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/552423-upgraded-hobie-outback-seat-diy/

http://www.yakfisher.net/smffiles/index.php?topic=7362.0
http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=52666

There's a lot of info if you google "hobie outback seat mods".

Good luck and let us see what you end up with.

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#11119272 - 09/22/15 07:49 AM Re: Older Hobie Outback seat=Ouch! [Re: Bass Buster1]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
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Loc: Denton
Wow thank you! I will be buying one of those Turkey seats and doing this for sure!!
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#11120562 - 09/22/15 04:58 PM Re: Older Hobie Outback seat=Ouch! [Re: Bass Buster1]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 800
I just bought a bleacher seat from Academy (very similar to the turkey seat). It has rubber strips protecting the flat rails on the bottom of the seat. I haven't had a chance to test it yet but a quick check shows that it fits in the seat area. I'll try to remember to post my results once I get to try it out.
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#11122318 - 09/23/15 11:23 AM Re: Older Hobie Outback seat=Ouch! [Re: Bass Buster1]
Thinwater skinner Offline
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Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 707
Loc: Stephenville, TX
Originally Posted By: Bass Buster1
Upper butt hurts after about 2 hrs. in the seat, anyone figured out a solution? It is where the seat straps to the boat, may try a piece of a pool noodle or something.


The best way to solve this problem is to buy the plasic molded boat seat at Academy. I think it is about 10 dollars when on sale and maybe18 when not. The molded seat removed the two seat posts in the canvas seat and gives a smooth place to sit. Also give a lot more support to the upper back with the highter ridged seat. kills two birds with one stone!!! Good Luck and let me know if you like the seat idea after using it.

EDIT: I forgot to mention. YOu have to install the canvas seat in the yak and then place the plastic seat over the canvas seat... The canvas seat is what locks the seat in place so when you peddle the yak it won't slide backwards.... EDIT ENDED.


Edited by Thinwater skinner (09/23/15 11:29 AM)

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