Saturday I installed the center seat so we could all go out for a paddle in the new (to us) boat. I installed it 4" off center in the bow as recommended which lets me use the yoke (backwards) and still leaves enough legroom for my daughter now and for the immediate future. She loved having her own seat btw.
Tomorrow I'm going to remove the yoke and try sitting in the center seat by myself and see how that goes.
I'd really like to try either a kneeling thwart or pedestal seat as suggested as well, there's just one issue. There is a thwart about 18-20 inches aft of the yoke which may interfere with pedestal seat placement I think, we'll see.
For now I may tinker around with kneeling and the homemade pedestal seat as time (and water level) allows and come up with a plan to implement over the winter.
Lots of great advice, instruction and ideas in this thread, thank you all.
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