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Old 06-27-2010   #1
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Liquid Logic Lil' Joe Advice

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I have a liquid logic lil' joe and I'm fairly new to kayaking, but I'm getting my roll down and I'm excited to get out on my first river run when the river levels out here in Or. go down a bit. The boat fits me fairly well (needs a new thigh pad, but whatever). My question is, does the seat bottom move at all? I've got about half an inch too much room for my legs in the boat but not enough to move the foot rests back a peg. Alternatively I could get padding for the foot rests I think, but I'd rather not spend money I don't have to. Anyone know anything about this?

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Old 06-27-2010   #2
 
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I recently picked up a lil joe as well and didn't like the out fitting too. I tore out the thigh pads and made myself some new ones with some foam I got with my play boat and glued it in with aqua seal. I don't think the seat moves up unless I am missing something. I had the same problem with the foot pegs so I bought some foam and aqua sealed them to the foot pegs. The extra inch and a half the foam created was perfect. Makes sure you get the correct type of foam, you can order it here and its fairly cheap. Minicel closed cell kayak foam
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i havent had problems with the outfitting so i cant speak to those concerns. on a purely performance level, i have owned a Lil Joe for 6 years and love it very much. its a great boat for the intermediate river runner. havent taken it down anything gnarly, of course. my friends who have kayaks borrow mine when i take my ducky, even they love it too. hope you get it sorted out, its a great boat
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Old 06-28-2010   #4
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Yeah, I really like the boat, just wondering about it. The thing I notice is that there are two screws on the sides of the cockpit that seem to go into sides of the seat and it looks like the seat should slide along that rail that runs the length of the boat. I've played with it a little but I don't want to take the screws all the way out for fear of them not going back in so I thought I'd seek advice on here. But if it can't be moved, it can't be moved and let some foam be bought!
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The seat should move, it certainly does in every LL boat I've paddled. Loosen the screws bit by bit until the seat will slide. You may not want to do this, however - you should choose where the seat is based on where you want your center of mass. If you like your current seat placement, I would suggest getting some foam for your feet.
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I have a Liquid Logic and those screws move the seat back and forward, loosen them up considerably and use some serious pulling power to move your seat.
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Thanks Solid and others. Got it done and it feels much better now.
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