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Re: Other: Removing Factory Seat
In Response To: Other: Removing Factory Seat ()

Do seats generally provide any sort of structural component to a boat?

I don't think I've ever seen a seat that added strength to a boat (or maintained its shape). Folks change seats fairly often with no ill effects.

I hate the composite seat that came with my boat

What kind of kayak is it?

if the seat was a tad narrow and they were just made it fit.

That would be my guess.