Hobie outback upgrade

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Fish aholic
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Re: Hobie outback upgrade

Post by Fish aholic »

I know there’s not much difference in the older model and what I have but it’s time I had a proper seat lol old age is creeping up on me lol
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Re: Hobie outback upgrade

Post by peatop »

Fish aholic wrote:I know there’s not much difference in the older model and what I have but it’s time I had a proper seat lol old age is creeping up on me lol
Gotta agree with you there, and the seat is very comfortable :up: just dont forget your slippers and pipe for nap time ;) :lol:
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Kiwioz
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Re: Hobie outback upgrade

Post by Kiwioz »

I upgraded by outback with a different seat that made all the difference.
Jacko
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Re: Hobie outback upgrade

Post by Jacko »

2nd hand Hobies hold their value well but buyers don't tend to offer more $ for the extras.
They will pay about $1800 for an outback with pre vantage seat.
Any extras that get thrown in is just a bonus for the buyer.
Lizardboy
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Re: Hobie outback upgrade

Post by Lizardboy »

Kiwioz wrote: 28 Jan 2019, 22:07 I upgraded by outback with a different seat that made all the difference.
Hi,

What seat did you use?

I have been searching the internet like mad for a seat to upgrade my Dad’s
2014 Outback and it’s hard going. The two main seats that are mentioned are from the USA
- Jackson ergo elite 1.0
- Ascend Seat from bass pro shops

The Jackson is $400ish with a few months waiting time through Australian suppliers and freight
direct from the US is around.

Cheers,

Gus
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Re: Hobie outback upgrade

Post by Seasherpa »

Lizardboy wrote: 17 Jul 2021, 10:12
Kiwioz wrote: 28 Jan 2019, 22:07 I upgraded by outback with a different seat that made all the difference.
Hi,

What seat did you use?

I have been searching the internet like mad for a seat to upgrade my Dad’s
2014 Outback and it’s hard going. The two main seats that are mentioned are from the USA
- Jackson ergo elite 1.0
- Ascend Seat from bass pro shops

The Jackson is $400ish with a few months waiting time through Australian suppliers and freight
direct from the US is around.

Cheers,

Gus
There are a couple of threads on here from guys that have done it, I did a quick search and found this one:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20829&p=218077&hil ... de#p218077
I'm pretty sure Gozz did one too if you have a look through the archives.
Lizardboy
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Re: Hobie outback upgrade

Post by Lizardboy »

Thanks, I think the key thing for me is i’m Looking for a slightly raised mesh style seat like the vantage seat but on my dad’s old 2014 Outback which is sentimental and I inherited when he passed away last year.

Most of the mesh style seats available in Australia have cross bars that are too wide which would Have to be mounting on the gunnells and reduce stability too much.

I’ll search the forums a bit more.

Thanks,

Gus
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