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Boat Outfitting...

Postby Paddy F » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:29 pm

Found this helpful video out, I might be making a few pre-alps adjustments to my boat this might be helpful for other people aswell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jV8k9czGCTY
But it seemed like such a good idea at 4 in the morning...
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Postby Jamie » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:21 pm

Good plan, but moving your seat/taking it out (specifically addressed to paddy as he's got a burn) is not something to be done lightly. Pyrhana seats a incredibly fiddly to fix into place. It will take you a long time and you will get incredibly frustrated with it and consider taking a club boat or buying a new one before you finally manage to get it right. I know this from helping with work on Barney's Burn last Summer, and Jack's Karnali not too long ago. Its a proper ball ache. Just a forewarning. Carry one! :P
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Postby Paddy F » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:35 pm

He does say in the video that you don't actually need to take the seat out to do any of the adjustments he's just doing it so it for the sake of being able to show you which screws he plays around with.
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Postby Dárragh » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:09 am

If anyone has any problems taking the outfitting out of a pyranha boat... you shouldn't be allowed to vote :P
...I'm kidding. I have stripped out every boat I've owned to layer it with foam, and extensively welded my trusty old burn so if anyone wants advice and/physical help adjusting their outfitting before the alps let me know and I'll try pop round.

Contrary to popular belief Zet seats can also be moved too!
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