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Topic: Malibu Kayaks - Support Issues?  (Read 2171 times)

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Awesome, thanks. Other than the design and weight of the Stealth, the new X-Seat option caught my eye too. I really like the 2015 Hobie seats. With some minor back problems, it helps. So I'd like to check out the X seat when I visit a dealer.

They make a seat called the "Spider Angler" I found the design of the seat portion on the kayak and the seat itself were unbelievably comfy and super supportive! So, if you find a screaming deal on a 2016, don't hesitate, just get the spider angler seat.

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Amazon , 900 dollars, free shipping...         Might be why they're having "support issues"     Dealers are probably going to drop Malibu for this reason...    Demo at a dealer,,then buy from Amazon,, or West Marine just to save a few bucks...
  Is amazon going to handle warranty issues, or other support you'd get from a dealer?

 Secondly,,,  Hard to believe it's only 60 lbs...  What's that, hull weight before adding necessary parts like ,,hatches, rod holders,  foot braces etc.?

   
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 09:03:38 AM by Baitman »
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For all they say about the customer support of Malibu I have never been denied a claim. I just got done with a purchase from them and even though it did take forever to get everything I am extremely happy and can't wait to get it on the water! New X Factor 2018 with X Seat!
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For all they say about the customer support of Malibu I have never been denied a claim. I just got done with a purchase from them and even though it did take forever to get everything I am extremely happy and can't wait to get it on the water! New X Factor 2018 with X Seat!

That's good to hear, Jimbo.  I'm still working on helping Malibu out with marketing because it remains to be the case that I can't find yaks that I like as much for their stability, roominess and tracking without a rudder.
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For all they say about the customer support of Malibu I have never been denied a claim. I just got done with a purchase from them and even though it did take forever to get everything I am extremely happy and can't wait to get it on the water! New X Factor 2018 with X Seat!

That's good to hear, Jimbo.  I'm still working on helping Malibu out with marketing because it remains to be the case that I can't find yaks that I like as much for their stability, roominess and tracking without a rudder.

I know I swear they do track excellent and are very stable. I am totally excited to try out the new model since they have addressed all the issues I thought they needed to. Improved seat design and distributing the seat weight( mostly for the bigger fellas! LOL) The new X Seat has to be the best seat of the market , I am trying to figure out a design to use the chair around camp since it is so nice! LOL
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Maybe a little off topic but does anyone know where I could get a replacement center hatch (cover/door only) for a 2005 X Factor?  The new design is "hinged" so the cover is attached to the frame, and I'd like to avoid ripping out all the old rivets from the current frame and installing the new one.  If I did have to do that, how would I/what tools would I need?

http://www.kayakfishingsupplies.com/hinged-rectangular-hatch


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This?
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Eric, yes that's it.


 

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