Now, my only musical instrument is my golden, melodious (not malodorous) voice. I’ve worked my way up to a five note range!
Mel Torme - step aside!
Yeah I wasn't suggesting that I would go that high, just that somewhere between that and the UJ seat plans might be about right for her. My hope was that she'd be okay with something like maybe 7-1/2". I think that is probably about what the seat cushion would be.9.5" for a pirogue seat seems high to me. The cushion idea is a starting point. If that works raise the seat in increments. Only your wife can determine what works.
It looks like about 30.5" at the rail without any rail installed.What is the maximum beam width for your 11" sides?
Yep. I am pretty sure that I will like the UJ seat I built as is, but I hoping that I can find a happy medium where my wife can get in and out and still not be too tippy.The higher your center of gravity the tipper the Pirogue will be.
I knew that but hadn't really considered it. Hopefully it will be enough of a factor to make the difference. Her motivation to paddle the pirogue may be the deciding factor and I can't usually figure that. She enjoys getting out on the water, but whether she will take to the pirogue is another matter. Either way is fine though.Your wife should have less of a problem with balance in the pirogue then you will have. Women have a lower center of gravity then guys do , we have more body weight higher in the body.
This is why women can pull a trick on us guys for free drinks and win ever time. They can stand back from a wall , place there upper body at basically 80 - 90 degrees with the floor. Have the top of their head against the wall and stand back up without falling or using their arms and hands.
I still have her picture, and still miss Tippy, who passed away 65 years ago. She helped raise me. A beagle-terrier mix.