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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:31 pm 

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Hi: Seems I will occasionally use my Aerius 2 (1988) as a single. Where should I start with seat position? Luckily I have a Longhaul comfort seat from an Aerius I that I can strap in until I get best location. Then I can drill the 1/2" holes to really mount the seats. Logic would say midway between the bow and stern seat, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Another question- do the seat back cross rods do anything structural? I'm think not much if any - just saw this mentioned in a search I did.

Thanks, Bob Skillman

Bob Skillman, Ellicott City MD,USA

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:42 am 
lord high faltbotmeister

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Location: atlanta, georgia
You can put the seat where you want, bearing in mind...
--give yourself enough clearance with any rib, and the existing t-fittings for the seat back on the combing will show you where Klepper intended to put the middle seat
--the seat back definitely lends structurally to the stiffness of the combing, especially if you are sailing
--Longhaul and Klepper both make a very nice single-seat sprayskirt for the A2. If you ever want to use one of those then you need to locate the seat where it was intended.

Good luck!


"There is nothing--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats"

1988 A1 Expedition
2010 carbon Klepper Quattro
BSD sail rig, 24' mizzen + 36' main
39' jib
Torqeedo outboard
1938 Sachs-Fichtel seitenbordmotor

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:51 am 
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Bob, Have you tried paddling from the rear seat? I have paddled from the rear seat for forty years and never found it to be a problem.

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