I'm currently constructing a Snowshoe 14 and I'm a bit concerned about the placement of the seat(s) and thwarts.
The Arrow 14 appears to have a better and more useful configuration with one thwart nearly amidships and another placed about 30% along the length.
The 'Shoe has two thwarts placed both fore and aft symmetrically 33% from the ends and then a seat hung from the stringers just off of amidships, but no backrest for it, not even a thwart.
I'd like some input on my plan: move the thwarts in my 'Shoe to essentially the same positions as the Arrow and perhaps even add one more that would support a foot brace. I would like to start off by sitting on the floor boards (ceiling?) to keep the CG low. Then I could add cushions to increase the height and play with the trim fore and aft as well. Should it come to it I could add a seat similar to the plans at a later date.
Also, what about continuing the floor boards, only narrower, up the sides a bit for both a little protection and increased comfort?
Perhaps I should mention that I'm a novice paddler; 183cm (6')tall, 107Kg (235lbs) and have built a double paddle that I plan to use with this boat as a solo paddler.
Any suggestions from the more experienced (that includes most everyone I should think) would be greatly appreciated.