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...forget that thought...;-) I'm already ramblin'.
Either sit in the middle or towards the tailend(with cargo in front)...but wherever, get the weight evened out...which is #Basic Paddling 101.
Anchor: Useful up on ponds/bogs up north as there's often a bit of wind..and very helpful when you want to stay on the edge of a springhole. Drifting into one can often spook trout, especially the larger ones. Some manufactured weights are fine and some are hooks, but I always worry about those hanging on bottom on something solid...maybe just $.02 of needless worry. You can usually find a rock or two around the shoreline, but when I used to flyfish a lot I bought & emptied a couple of coffee cans, one large...and other..a smaller one for additional weight. Fill them with concrete and add a ring in each for easy attaching of rope.
*EDIT: Agree with stability in a canoe...best to grab some foam and cut yourself(or have Dave@SkiRackSports cut you) a WW-canoe "pedestal"(seat)...and glue it to a thin foam square which will sit you on the hull floor, wherever you want. Grab some foam for kneepads...but sitting on the pedestal doesn't make you knee...just use them to adjust your balance. You can get up high enough for bent knee comfort & casting comfort...just my preferred, but I've set on stock seats & flyfished for years. Yeah, the more you sit towards midships...the more stable.
There are no rules, just stay safe and prepared for the worst of weather = strong winds can often pick up towards late PM hours when on the water...
Steve(Bangor as well...everyone has to live somewhere)
Canoe/Kayak Storage Racks
Kayak Motor Kit
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