Thanks for the reply, and I agree. I am sure the manufacturer would not want me to mess up my canoe. However, the instructions that came with the kit were lacking. After I posted I did a bunch of surfing. I did find better info on their web page. Just not to the detail of the amount of nylon.
I did decide after surfing that I will use two pieces of nylon on each stud. A smaller piece first and then a larger piece over that. I do not think it will be that big of an issue because the pressure against the pedal will be along the boat and not angular.
As for why foot pedals???? I wanted to be more in contact with the canoe when fishing. And fishing is the main reason for the canoe.
Last year I used the standard web seat. However, I felt like I had no leverage against the canoe. So, after a bunch of surfing and contemplating. I decided on installing the Pack Seat and foot pedals.
This setup will give me a solid seat back and solid foot holds so I can lock myself in when paddling or have a place to lock a foot when managing a fish. And the nice part is the foot holds can move.
Prior to this I fished out of boats. I could stand and move some. There was always a feel of contact and control. That control was lacking in the canoe.
And yes, I did try the SitBacker strap on seat. I will be selling those. I did not like them in the canoe or in a small 14' boat. They move and slide. I am much better off sitting on the built in seats with a pad and stand now and then.
Classic Freestanding Rack
Pull-Up Strap Handle Kit
Touring Kayak Paddles
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