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  higher stern seat normal?
  Posted by: melenas on Nov-27-12 12:32 PM (EST)

Maybe the intention was to angle them, although they're clearly mounted very
low, too low to get my 9.5 size feet under there comfortably. I was just
surprised to not see a reversal of the hanger plate in the stern. Then again, I
never noticed any angle while sitting on the seat, and it would have to be quite
an angle. I can't figure it out!

Now, it would appear that the stern seat, mounted closer to the stem, would have
to be *either* sitting higher than the bow seat but with an equal amount of
space under the seat *or* sitting the same amount above the water but maybe with
less space underneath, at least in an empty symmetric canoe on a windless
lake. Of course, everything changes once two different-weighted paddlers enter
the boat with their unevenly distributed gear and the wind picks up. I read
somewhere that a higher stern seat provides a better view of what's ahead, kind
of like in a movie theater. Not sure it matters that much.

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