Well, almost. I solo a NC Prospector a fair amount of the time and also have an old knee injury... but so far I'm still able to kneel. Actually, when they did the surgery they cut some nerves in the knee and I now have spots where I have no feeling at all. So my good knee hurts more than my bad knee. (Kinda' makes a fella wonder about how "good" and "bad" should be judged in regard to knees...)
Anyhooo... If I ever get to the point of having to forgo the kneeling thwart and hang a seat, I think I'd put it forward of the location of the standard kneeling thwart. At the factory kneeling thwart position the bow rides pretty high and it takes a lot of dead weight in the bow to trim out properly. You've probably noticed that.
Just a thought... if you're going to hang a lower seat anyhow. Its a pretty wide boat, of course. Heeling it helps, but I think unless you're a pretty tall fellow, the lowest possible seat location you can get bolts for might make paddling a boat that wide, solo and from near amidships, a little tough. Higher than the lowest possible seat position might be preferable just to make the reach a little easier. Worth thinking about anyhow.
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