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So the seat hangers are like this. Little H shaped brackets that are angled in three dimensions to match the curves of the canoe approximately. The top is bolted to the inwhale with the threaded inserts I installed way back when I made the gunwhales. The seat frame rests on the lower horizontal piece and has two small bolts that go through both parts to hold them in place.

 

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There it is in place. It lines up with my masking tape alignment tool.

 

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Add a seat frame to it…

 

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and install.

 

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I want to have the seats covered with a waxed canvas piece which gets laced underneath. But I want the canoe in the water even more, so I made some plywood covers. These will let me use the canoe now while I figure out how to sew the seat covers I actually want.

They’re just friction fit in place with some blocks of wood on the underside.