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centroid  
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09/06/2011 11:07PM
 
We might have three people on our trip. Normally, we would rent a big kevlar for about $300 for the week and be done with it. But we might be able to borrow a reg. size canoe, kevlar and save the 300.

Is there a way to make a third seat for the middle person ? Do they make a clamp on one where you can rent ? We've gone with the middle person sitting on a pack before. Its real cramped and not too fun after a while.
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TwoByGreenCanoe  
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09/06/2011 11:23PM
 
Have not tried a clamp on chair but have used a camp chair similar to this. It comes in handy while in camp also. camp chair
tonyyarusso  
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09/06/2011 11:31PM
 
I have seen a few like that, of varying comfort levels. For instance,
Wenonah
Old Town
And of course there are the Crazy Creek style chairs as well.
fishfry  
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09/07/2011 03:07AM
 
When are you going up and how much does the third person weight? I have a nylon sling style seat that just hangs on the side of the canoe, we use it on our cedar strip and aluminum canoe.


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plmn  
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09/07/2011 08:05AM
 
quote tonyyarusso: "I have seen a few like that, of varying comfort levels. For instance,
Wenonah



I have one very similar to that, may be the same thing under a different name. One issue I have is the clamps stick up over the gunwales and are easy to hit with your hands when paddling from it.


With due care better than a pack I suppose, but if you are not sitting on a pack, won't the canoe be even more cramped?
TuscaroraBorealis  
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09/07/2011 08:25AM
 
I have this one. I also use it for converting my canoe to a solo. I have used it on occassion for a third person. I thinks it works pretty well. Of course you lose alot of storage space; but, you will no matter what when you have a third.
buz  
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09/07/2011 08:50AM
 
we have used a sling style seat, easy to remove/put on, but not real comfy for adults, kids fine with it.
centroid  
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09/07/2011 08:55AM
 
can you describe what the sling style seat is like ?


I have a trip plan next year with kids so this might come in handy.
Frenchy19  
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09/07/2011 03:28PM
 
I have this Spring Creek seat/yoke. My daughters' say it's very comfortable, and I find it much more comfortable that a traditional wooden yoke with the rock hard pads.


The kids sit in it while paddling, then you simply turn it up-side-down to create the yoke.


Spring Creek Seat/Yoke




"He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious." Yogi Berra
buz  
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09/08/2011 09:53AM
 
Sling seats I have used have metal U shaped clamps that go over gunnels, and then rope/webbing that is adjustable connected to nylon seat from both sides. Not sure who makes them, but they are easy to take down and are very packable, unlike the others in this thread. Different concept than what has been shown
brynfrd  
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09/08/2011 10:32AM
 
We also use the spring creek yoke/seat. very good design but if you
are borrowing that canoe maybe the clamp seat would be better from
spring creek.
Frenchy19  
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09/09/2011 07:58AM
 
quote brynfrd: "We also use the spring creek yoke/seat. very good design but if you
are borrowing that canoe maybe the clamp seat would be better from
spring creek. "



Good point, brunfrd. I did not read the initial post close enough; my bad!


"He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious." Yogi Berra
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