We recommend that the hikingbench is adjusted to feel like
1) Look at the toe straps in your own dinghy and adjust
the hikingbench strap to a similar position to that of the dinghy deck as shown
in figures 1, 2, & 3.
The Sailing Solutions XL Adjustable Centre Strap has an innovative built in rope and bobble system which relies on friction to
hold a given position. You pull forward on one end to shorten the toestrap and
pull up on the red bobble to lengthen it again, it’s that simple.
fig 1 Loose toe strap almost deck height
fig 2 Medium toe strap
fig 3 Tight toe strap below deck hieght
2) Measure from the centre of your dinghy’s toestrap
to the edge of the deck (where you hike or sit–out) and adjust the hikingbench
to the same measurement, as shown in figure 4.
The hikingbench seat support legs are fitted with two steel
connectors attached to them, these then bolt on to sprung loaded wedges, which
sit in the side frame rails. By loosening the two Allen bolts on each leg, the
seat can then slide to a new position. Once the seat is in the desired position,
tighten the Allen bolts firmly with the T-handle hex tool provide. See figure
fig 4 Shows mearsurement of seat position
Fig 5 Seat rail adjustment
By using a combination of toestrap and seat position adjustments
the hikingbench range can be adjusted to match most hiking dinghys. The pictures above show the Classic version