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  I've put pedestals in five canoes, and
  Posted by: g2d on Jun-15-13 3:52 PM (EST)

three of those were *not* whitewater boats.

Once you get a pedestal right, it's very comfortable for flatwater paddling. A pedestal can be set up to allow comfortable paddling when switching to sitting position, also.

But for a small paddler, going solo in a wide tandem, especially one that resists heeling, a kneeling thwart or wide, canted seat may be better.

Bob, in my corner of the universe, there isn't a well defined boundary between flatwater and whitewater.

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