Sometimes things just work out for the better. This is one of them.
I just made one of the seats that Uncle John & I redesigned for the pirogue.
Actually Uncle John did all the redesigning and computer work , all I did was answer some questions he had. :lol:
This one is a little different from my original design and a darn site more comfortable. Uncle John put a little more curve and comfort in the seat portion to fit that part of your anatomy. The back of the seat is at a lot better angle for a person paddling , or just relaxing while the other person paddles.
The seat is really easy to make following his instructions and there are several additional benefits to using this type of seat.
The one pirogue that I stretched out to 17 feet for use as a solo paddling boat can now be used as a double paddler. One seat just behind the front rib or where ever the person in the front wants it and the second seat just in front of the back rib, or anywhere in-between to balance the boat.
One additional seat has doubled the use of the pirogue, it can be a solo boat or a tandem boat and since the seats are not permanently attached it is just a matter of how you want to use the boat. One seat or two? For a third person a third seat would be needed over the center rib.
As I said one pirogue and a lot of options on how you want to use it. A solo paddler or with your girl friend then the 2nd seat, the wife and child then the 3rd seat and you want to go camping & fishing by yourself then just back to the single seat.
Better watch out because your best friend (wife) will want her own boat and seat when she tries this one with you or she will want this one and then you will have to make one for youself. :lol:
Welcome to the pleasures of building your own boats .... we do have more fun then anyone.