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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 11:00 am 
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Hey Everyone,

I have an older Scott Canoe that has the aluminum tubing seats. < --- THEY ARE TERRIBLE! No padding left - Butt hurts in minutes! lol

Has anyone had any luck replacing these types of seats with a wood/weave seat? I like the look of them much better and think they would be much easier on the rear.

I have been looking online and all the replacement kits seem to have attach points that go down through the gunwale (Top down) where as mine currently goes through the in-wale. (Riveted to the side)

Before I take my boat apart and start messing with it, I thought I would ask in here.

Any help would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 11:16 am 
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I've had success riveting seat supports to the hull.

If you don't think the hull is strong enough then find a thin angle bracket (Simpson Strong Tie) that can be slid up between the inner gunnel and outer gunnel. Screw or bolt to the gunnels.


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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 11:29 am 
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Thanks CanoeheadTed... The angle bracket is a great idea. Didn't think of that one! I'll check out the hardware store to see what i can use!

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PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 8:32 am 
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Can you take a picture to remind me what it looks like? I used to own a Scott FG with those seats - I assume it is the same or similar. I've seen people cut the aluminum yoke out but keep the ends on both sides to give you something to attach the wooden yoke to. Could you do something like that with the seats?


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PostPosted: March 6th, 2018, 6:09 pm 
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I think I understand what you mean but I don't think that will work. I'll grab some photos tomorrow and post them up here (which I probably should have done in the first place)

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PostPosted: March 6th, 2018, 6:55 pm 
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Also why would you not just put new foam on the seat? I actually used to like those seats personally. I think you could glue some yellow evazote down to it that was cut to fit.


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