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#11783341 - 08/17/16 09:41 PM Ascends fs12t seat upgrade
Mike87angler Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 11
Hey guys so I bought a fs12t a few weeks ago, and was wondering if it's worth trying to lift the seat a little higher. Let me know if you all have any suggestions on this?

I was even thinking if i could rig a fs128t seat on there but don't think it would fit.

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#11783446 - 08/17/16 10:25 PM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: Mike87angler]
Mkirby Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/10/16
Posts: 41
I have an FS12T and the only thing I did was add a pool noodle to the back bar. I think its a supper comfortable seat and have fished in it for up to 9 hours with no issues. I have seen videos on youtube to where guys have raised them up.I really don't think raising the seat to the top rail is going to give that much. but I have been wrong before (A LOT). if you do the mod please post a pic. for me, im just not ready to make that mod just yet
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#11783470 - 08/17/16 10:40 PM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: Mike87angler]
Mike87angler Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 11
Yah I have watched alot of videos of people moding there seat. I think the seat is pretty comfortable as it is but wouldn't mind it being a little higher so that it's easier to stand up in

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#11783670 - 08/18/16 07:30 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: Mike87angler]
briancooper Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/14
Posts: 104
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Thinking about getting a FS12T because I can't really find anything else that I like as much for that price point. I have heard that because it is so stable, that it is harder to maneuver and turn. What is your honest opinion?

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#11783722 - 08/18/16 08:03 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: Mike87angler]
Rhino68W Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 6616
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Go to Wal-Mart and try to find one of the oversized pool noodles. Then add it to the bottom rails of the seat. I just did it in the H12 and it gave me another 2 inches of height. Definitely helped.
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#11783747 - 08/18/16 08:28 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: Mike87angler]
Mkirby Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/10/16
Posts: 41
Brian
I went from an 11' pelican that was narrow and very unstable. I have the 2016 FS12T and even though its not as fast as that pelican it is SO much more stable, more room, super comfortable, and easy to stand in. now as for tracking, it is slower but I'm fishing not racing so I just go with the flow. I love mine!!!! and for the money you spend you get a great kayak! so my honest opinion is this yak is top notch. well worth the money and a great fishing yak. I recommend then to my buddies all the time.
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#11783791 - 08/18/16 08:57 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: briancooper]
Mike87angler Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 11
Hey Brian,

I think that it is a great kayak especially for my first one to buy. I think it's pretty stable and not really hard to maneuver with. I am actually about to rig it all up with rod holders and tracks this weekend. I think my next one when ever I can afford will be a wilderness systems.

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#11785286 - 08/19/16 12:52 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: Mike87angler]
kickingback Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 898
Loc: Texas
Check out seat mods on YouTube. Zoefinger has some good DIY projects and there are many others!
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#11785572 - 08/19/16 08:56 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: kickingback]
Mike87angler Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 11
I was thinking if i could find a seat that sits on a slide track like that is on the atak 140 that might work

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#11785647 - 08/19/16 09:43 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: Mike87angler]
Rhino68W Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 6616
Loc: Benbrook, TX
The best seat raising modificatyion I have seen people make on the FS12T is by using 2 pieces of 90 degree angle iron.

See this one
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#11793955 - 08/24/16 07:14 AM Re: Ascends fs12t seat upgrade [Re: kickingback]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9937
Originally Posted By: kickingback
Check out seat mods on YouTube. Zoefinger has some good DIY projects and there are many others!


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