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Old 06-01-2007
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Funny how all those stern rail or stern perch seats are hard flat surfaces to sit on, must be uncomfortable after a while. I have a clipper canoe at the side of my house that I have done long trips in and never had a case of tired bum. That is because they are contoured seats, like tractor seats that are moulded to fit ones glutes. They have drain holes at the lowest spot so you don't sit in a puddle of water. The bow seat also sits on a sliding rail so that weight can be trimmed. These seats are made to sit in for hours and hours of paddling without having to endure bum fatigue. Why the stern seats on boats aren't made with them always baffled me, haven't they ever seen a modern canoe before? Anyone contemplating their own design should visit a canoe distributor and pick up a couple of them, they are made of plastic or something similar but are very comfortable and could easily be retro-fitted to existing seat frames. Just a thought.
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