I have a CD Extreme I bought used. It had the standard seat in it which is to tight for me @ 6’ & 220-230 lb. So I ordered their wide base seat which is about 17.5" vs. 15.5" regular wide. I did a seat replacement in my other Extreme. No clue what they used to glue the seat down with but it was black and impossible to separate from seat and hull. I had to cut up the seat to get to adhesive spots. Last boat I was able to pull it out fairly easy and save the seat. I cut the legs off the combing and have to move them out wider and re-glass them under the combing. Stock factory wide base seat combing curves in. I want to move the seat back like I did on my other Extreme for more leg room on exit and entry. The cockpit is 29.50" by 15.50" a bit tight for me getting out my legs. My CD Solstice 2008 has a 31" length cockpit and feel great. So If I can steal and 1" going backward it’s a huge difference in sliding legs in and out at dock or a beach landing. You can see picture at CD web site http://cdkayak.com/Kayaks.aspx?id=32 and mouse over the seat area to magnify. I was wondering if a back band would let me set the seat back farther? Could I make the back band adjust till it just keeps me off the back of the combing? Are back band comfortable? The seats in my other CD boats I keep the seat all the way down at combing height or slightly lower. If I use the seat with regular back like this http://cdkayak.com/Items.aspx?id=19 the seat hits the combing so I can’t move it back that far.
What back bands are good? I see Seal’s and IR bands also could order what ever CD uses? Any thoughts on best one? I see some have the back band bungees that hold band in position better which I guess is an advantage. Edit: I see CD uses IR Reggie back Band. https://cdkayak.com/GreenlandFeatures.aspx
What did they use to glue the seat a black urethane? It is 15 years old and was still super strong and rubbery. I used silicone on my other seat install to dab where seat base hits the hull. I should post pictures here if I get a chance.
Thanks for any help.
seat I have is like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOAkmS_lDi4
here is one with a back band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXDbBXRI8E&t=47s i think I could move it back more closer to rear combing.