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PostPosted: July 25th, 2006, 3:38 pm 
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I want to add a solo seat to my canoe, but do not want to permenantly attach it.

Is there any reason why I cannot put the seat on hangers that fit over the aluminum gunnels? I could probably shape a piece of wood to work as a clamp against the inside of the gunnels to hold it in place.

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PostPosted: July 25th, 2006, 4:42 pm 
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You could install a hanging seat or a kneeling thwart (a narrow piece of wood, installed at an angle to support your butt while you kneel - good for ww) and just use wing nuts so that it's easy to take in & out.

A possible problem with the hanging seat, depending on what you're using it for, as that you may want it to make sure it doesn't move around on you.

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Check out www.campmor.com they sell a sling seat for $20USD that fits any size canoe, and when you're not using it you can roll it up and stow it in a pack or bungee it to a thwart. It weighs just over a pound. If you want something a little more permanent, just bore holes for screwing the clips to the gunnels.

http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/store ... d=12500226

I use a Nashwaak wide nylon strap that has gunnel clips that won't slide around. It is like a kneeling thwart only infinitely more comfortable on my sitz bones. It weighs just a few ounces and takes up very little room in a pack when not in use. Nashwaak may still have one in stock, but they've stopped manufacturing. You can see a picture of it a www.nashwaak.com and use it as a guide to fabricate your own.


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PostPosted: July 26th, 2006, 3:14 am 
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Thanks for the replies. I didn't want to permenantly attach anything until I did some testing to see what is comfortable and where the best location is.

Andy, the Nashwaak address didn't work. I found Nashwaak paddles, but their site is under construction. Would have liked to see a picture. The campmore sling looks like just the thing for a quick and dirty test. Price is right too.

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