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Old 04-30-2021, 07:10 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Neil View Post
but we like to sit as close to the side as possible
Neil, unlike most folks, you have learned the correct way to sit in a C2 canoe, with your butt right up against your paddling side gunwale. With paddlers on opposite sides the canoe is actually more stable against tipping than with both centered, plus you are better positioned and able to perform proper vertical shaft (stacked hands) near centerline strokes for straight line travel.

Essex I believe at one time did make custom woven seats. I've seen wider webbing coverage in the past, and just found this:
https://www.oakorchardcanoe.com/oldt..._web_seats.jpg
here:
https://www.oakorchardcanoe.com/canoeseats.php
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