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SS 188 OB Rear Seat Back Rest
I recently purchased a SS 188 OB. Today, we attempted to take it to the lake for the first time. We were extremely disappointed when we got there to find that the back rest on the rear seat was gone. We backtracked and found it a few miles away on the side of the road, completely damaged beyond repair. We did not have the cover on the boat as we were only going a few miles. Is this a common occurrence, or did we get a defective back rest on the rear seat? The seat appears to be removable as there are just 10 metal clips that the back rest slips/clips onto. Is it designed to be towed without the back rest flying off? I don't see a warning anywhere on the seat or the boat telling me it is not safe to tow with the back rest in place. We now need to get a new back rest. Ideally, I would like Hurricane to replace this since it appears to be a design flaw, but if not, where can I purchase a new back rest? Once I get a new back rest, I am concerned about this happening again. I guess I can always tow with the cover on the boat, but I'm worried that the back rest might still come flying off while we are out on the lake cruising around. Needless to say, this was a horrible first-time experience with our new boat.