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  In the UK, prospector canoes are
  Posted by: ezwater on Jun-13-13 10:01 PM (EST)
 

rather popular, and kneeling thwarts are too, because paddlers like to heel their boats to get closer to their paddling side. Taller paddlers like me can reach and heel from a pedestal, but I can see why they do as they do. Some prospector hulls are 35 to 37 inches wide at the center. I'm starting to think about a fore-aft padded plank on which one could kneel, with knee supports so that when shifting from one paddling side to the other, one could lift the knees a bit, shifting the knee on one's paddling side close to that side, and maybe the other knee somewhat toward the center.

The fore-aft butt support could be widened a bit toward the rear so the paddler could sit with legs extended under the center thwart.

I only just thought of this, so be patient until I can get Spring Creek to market it out of cheap aluminum and molded vinyl.

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