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Old 05-04-2021, 01:02 PM   #41
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We found a guy north of here who does custom work on boats. He beautifully refurbished a friend's cedar strip canvas canoe. I'm taking the canoe to him tomorrow. The seats are the big priority.

This is what we're going to have him make for us.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/827637...7719046837114/
I can have him make us a yoke but might look around here in Canada for those square pads you just screw onto the center thwart.

This thread has been awesome by the way!
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:50 AM   #42
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Slat seats are fairly common on Canadian craft and especially the Peternuts. Down here they were used for a while during the war years when cane (and labor) were in short supply. They were also a feature of Willits Bro canoes, arguably one of the best modern builders. Willits run about 75 lbs...not a lightweight.
An all wood seat tends to be a bit heavier than a framed cane seat. If a few extra pounds don't bother you it looks like you found your fix.
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Old 05-07-2021, 05:38 PM   #43
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After visiting with the canoe builder we decided to contact Swift directly and see about getting webbed seats shipped to us that we can install ourselves.

The boat builder proposed plank seats of oak (to save us on costs of building slatted seats) but the slab of oak he handed me weighed a ton!

We are having him install a yoke and doing a couple of other minor repairs.
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