I'm rigging a new to her Wee Lassie for my wife. The previous owner just used a loose throw cushion; however, i wanted to give her a little more control over the hull; so, I'd want something that i could glass into or "glue" to the bottom of the hull. A slider would be nice, but not a necessity (I think).
Any good options that i should consider?
Thanks for any opinions.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-11-13 5:47 PM (EST)
may sell seats separately. They have lots of seat options.
Posted by: MathiasJones on Nov-11-13 6:59 PM (EST)
Those are nice. Maybe too nice considering the condition of the boat. It might look like a cherry on top of a turd-pile. Maybe placid can make me one with a chopper gun. ;)
Posted by: davavd on Nov-11-13 9:08 PM (EST)
I agree, that seat is a little too pretty. For the boat I'm keeping, I cut a seat shape (D) out of 1/4" plywood, glued a piece of oak about 5/8x1 1/4x24 under the straight side, and suspended this with 1/8" nylon. Two pieces go from the ends of the oak up to the rails. Two more pieces go from rear quarters of the D up to the thwart (the thwart in this boat is just a 2x2 with the edges beveled). At first I had it about 7" off the bottom, but that was a little too unstable. Down at about 5 1/2", it is perfect - much more comfortable and still plenty stable. If all this doesn't make sense, I can take a picture for you.
maybe she needs wood?|
Posted by: MathiasJones on Nov-11-13 9:45 PM (EST)
No offense to the new to me lassie or the placid seats, but i can't see gluing high gloss carbonfiber fixtures to the fiberglass mat interior. The previous owner did some nice wood work (which i plan on keeping); so, maybe a wooden or wood and cane option would do her right.
from the Hornbeck site|
Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-11-13 9:07 PM (EST)
Pack canoe seats|
Posted by: ret603 on Nov-12-13 9:42 AM (EST)
Like kayamedic, I have a Rapidfire with the low and mid height seats. The low seat slightly leans me into the backband. I use that option when my back is feeling tweeky and desires the support. The mid seat slips over the low seat and slightly moves me forward, off the backband. More desirable for stroke mechanics when the back allows it.
My Wife's Seat|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Nov-12-13 8:22 AM (EST)
Posted by: rblturtle on Nov-14-13 6:20 AM (EST)
Anybody try to make a hollow hinged high seat with storage underneath? Why waste the space.Seems like it would be way handy.