you should add some form of kneeling pads, or at least a rubber mat of some kind contact cememted to the hull - makes kneeling much less of a pain, and keeps paddlers from sliding around on the bottom of the canoe at the time they need the most control.
Even cementing pieces of an old closed cell foam sleeping pad is a big improvement over a bare hull to kneel on
and I would recomend installing D-ring patches to the hull bottom. Aside from the bow and stern bags, the only real floatation you will have will be the gear in dry bags (I assume)- if they aren't held in place solidly, they won't offer much floataion (i.e. - they need to be anchored solidly if they will function to displace water).
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