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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:02 pm 
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While fishing this Wednesday the cord/rope that is underneath the seat broke on the left side where it attaches to the seat frame. I retied a loop and reattached it for now. Anyone had that happen?

It's OK for now but I may have to (or want to) replace the cord and was wondering if I need to get the Hobie part or just an equivalent/similar cord. Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:52 pm 
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RamblinWreck wrote:
While fishing this Wednesday the cord/rope that is underneath the seat broke on the left side where it attaches to the seat frame. I retied a loop and reattached it for now. Anyone had that happen?

It's OK for now but I may have to (or want to) replace the cord and was wondering if I need to get the Hobie part or just an equivalent/similar cord. Any suggestions?


I had the cord that holds the back of the Vantage seat break on mine a few months back. I just tied the cord where the looped end normally attached to. That was on the 2015 PA14. The 2013 PA14 is still good. If it happens again, then I might consider replacing the cord. A seat cord break and a rudder cord break on my 2015 are the only issues for me and I fish every weekend in saltwater. The 2013 PA is still good, but I fish primarily out of the 2015. I guess that's not too bad. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:39 am 
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Hey Ramblin!

Kayak doctor here. This is a fairly common problem. Re-tying is fine as long as it does not limit the range of adjustment too much. And, yes, these "Dyneema" (made out of Kevlar) cords are custom fabricated for these seats. The loop is hand braided back into the cord. If you replace this, make sure the dealer orders the correct part. There are 2. One for the bottom of the seat and the other for the seat back. They are different lengths. Also, if you stand up in your PA and then sit down hard on the bottom of the seat, it can make the loop fail. A casting bar (H-Bar) helps reduce this by allowing you to let yourself down easy.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:07 pm 
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On my 3rd pro angler, and have yet to have that happen, but it did happen to a friend of mine. If the kayak is within the 2 year warranty, make a claim for a free replacement cord.


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