Thanks for all the advice. I am just getting started with the canoe, and was trying to think ahead if the positioning of the thwarts in the plans needed to beMessage 1 of 5 , May 27, 2009View Source
Thanks for all the advice. I am just getting started with the canoe, and was trying to think ahead if the positioning of the thwarts in the plans needed to be moved for seating. I am not sure if I should leave them as is, or move them as Peter referenced. I will plan on experiment with seating afterwards. Those do look like nice seats.
On my boat I decided to go whole hog and bought cane seats from a great place up in the Adirondacks. The seats are just beautiful, and the company hires heavily from the special needs community They'll make seats exactly to your specifications, at around $60 - $70 a piece, as I recall. Here's their link: http://www.essexindustries.org/ I'll post a couple of pix on the web site.
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[Airolite_Boats] Re: seats on Snowshoe 14
If you're definately going to use seats then I think Beau's advise is on the money.
However, I've personally found sitting directly on the floorbords a lot easier (more elaxing), no trouble to paddle with single paddles and a nicer result all round. As the Snowshoe is symetrical it can be paddled solo one way and then reversed for two to use. I've set the thwarts at ribs five (stern) and twelve (bow) and that has worked out OK for a variety of paddlers and weights. It my not be perfectly balanced when in solo use but I find there's usualy a rucksack or a towel and shoes which can be placed to trim it a little if you feel thatis ncessary.
Check out the pics I've just loaded under "Tasmanian Snowshoe".