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  Turn it around
  Posted by: TommyC1 on May-12-13 8:36 AM (EST)

most symetrical hulled canoes can simply be turned around and paddled "backwards", putting the heavier paddler closer to center and the lighter paddler closer to the end. That assumes that the lighter paddler will paddle bow and there is enough room for their legs up there.
I used to do that with my 80lb daughter. I go 180 - 200 lbs. My MR Explorer trimmed out nicely like that with no mods to the boat.
Some rec canoes have a thwart directly behind the bow seat. I'd pull that out without a second thought. Your Milage May Vary.

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