Ok sorry for the delay, now let us talk outfitting.
First we will look at the hip pads and how to get those as secure as possible.
This is how you want the shims to look after you have placed the two straps in correctly and tightened them. It's important that you have the plastic pieces of the straps on the back side of the plastic support structure, closer to the side of the boat and away from your hips. Tightening involves sliding your hands in and feeling around behind the shims until you can grab the two tails of the strap, it needs to be here to stay out of the way.
The shims can go directly behind the main hip pad, but it's a good idea to put at least one behind the plastic structure you can see me peeling back in photo 3. This improves the stabilization further.
The horizontal strap is simple, you just wrap it around the plastic support structure, put it through the slits in the main hip pad, and make sure to line up the hip pad shims with the main hip pad so the strap sits flush in the slots on the sides of the shims.
The vertical strap can be tricky, and I will post some photos that will help portray how to do it. First of all take note where the strap enters near the top of the outfitting in the first photo, almost to the cockpit rim plastic.
Once the vertical strap has gone through that narrow slot near the cockpit rim plastic it curves back-words towards the stern of the boat and then hooks around that plastic piece that forms a nice right angle.
Once the strap has curved around that right angle it heads towards the front of the boat for about 4 inches before it loops behind the plastic support structure again and comes through the slit that the strap originally went through at the start. Once again make sure the plastic piece of the strap is behind the plastic support structure and pull both tails to make it as tight as possible. Remember there are two tails to the strap and they do not have to be the same length.
Once tight tie off the straps as they can loosen.
Once the straps are in place and as tight as possible I gorilla tape everything to make it bomber tight. Wrapping the tape up over the top and over the cockpit doesn't affect the dryness of the boat and really helps keep the pads stable.
Ok now we will look at the rail that runs along the bottom of the boat, the foam that lies underneath it, and how to make sure the rail and foam stays in place.
This is the pillar in the stern of the boat. The zip ties here help stabilize the pillar.
This is the rail right before it connects to the front pillar. I HAVEN'T zip tied it like I should, put a couple of zip-ties around the foam and the rail to pull them together. This will prevent the foam from falling out which can happen during swims.
This is my foot block. The foam they give you is excellent, and the plastic part of the foot block and can modified to increase or decrease the length. I suggest once you have dialed in the length of the plastic piece and cut the foam to size to duct tape the two pieces together. This will prevent the plastic piece of the foot block from shifting unintentionally and make it more sturdy.