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Offline happul3

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Re: Growing pains
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2019, 01:12:38 PM »
Going on a tangent, if you are concerned about overvolting your gadget, adding a bridge will drop voltage by 0.5 - 1V, depending on current. It'd be best wired as two pole element, spliced into positive feed wire with  bridge(+) connected to wire feeding your accessory and bridge(-) connected to other (positive) end of the cut wire. Leave two other contacts on a bridge unconnected. That amount too feeding accessory through 4 diodes - 2 in parallel, 2 in series, so the overall voltage drop will be twice the single diode. 

Offline Drackkor

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Re: Growing pains
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2019, 10:18:38 AM »
Fantastic review after some major usage. I always believe on mechanical items reviews should not be done until after a lot of run time. Glad to hear Mokai is working on the problem in 2020 this Kayak will be the one to buy unless used ones go cheap and in excellent condition.                 HOW IS THE NEW SEAT? Now that you have used it a while is it comfortable? Have you banged the rear end or has that been on non issue? 

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Re: Growing pains
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2019, 02:20:33 PM »
Fantastic review after some major usage. I always believe on mechanical items reviews should not be done until after a lot of run time. Glad to hear Mokai is working on the problem in 2020 this Kayak will be the one to buy unless used ones go cheap and in excellent condition.                 HOW IS THE NEW SEAT? Now that you have used it a while is it comfortable? Have you banged the rear end or has that been on non issue?
The seat is a molded plastic with a thin (half inch or so) padding attached in the form of a seat cover. The plus side is is it's molded to fit the shape of the hull, so does not rock. There's two small pins in the back that go through some holes, and the seat is then secured with a couple of hitch pins. Works well. Mokai includes an adjustable seatback rest, so  you're not stuck in one position. The seat bottom is also angled much more than a normal boat seat, which relies upon its mount to get an angle. This also works well.  The hinge is aluminum and is machined by Mokai on their CNC. The seat is well-made, and I don't see anything going wrong with it for a very long time. The material used for the covering is a very heavy, water resistant fabric.

Biggest issue is if there's not enough padding and vibration from the engine is transferred to your body. I think if they had Beta tested that they would have realized the padding was totally inadequate. The situation is not very hard to remedy though. A 2 inch piece of gel material or memory foam solves the issue.

Here is one possible solution that fits the seat perfectly: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DF2MB68/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

There are many options on Amazon. So, the seat is much better than just plain cushions that flop around, but you will still need an additional top cushion for comfort and reduction of vibration.
Best,
Troy

Offline Drackkor

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Re: Growing pains
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2019, 09:18:58 PM »
Thank you for seat info crazy how comfort always is king.