|Stern Seat in a Bolger Cartopper (Photo: GrapeViewPointBoatworks.com)|
The problem is the weight being so far aft in the boat can ruin the trim of the boat unless the paddler or rower (with a second set of oar locks) is far forward.
The purpose of this post is to show a number of other passenger seats that can either be purchased (complete or in kit form), or used as ideas/prototypes for making your own.
You could, for example, use a folding “stadium seats” such as this one…
|Folding 'Stadium' Seat from Amazon|
Another similar option is Gander Mountain’s SitBacker Canoe Seat.
|Gander Mountain SitBacker Canoe Seat|
FrontRower sells this folding passenger seat…
|FrontRower Passenger Seat|
… made from Cherry wood and matches, in style, the FrontRower(TM) Rowing System.
Glynn Sirmans in Duckworks Magazine created a very comfortable looking passenger seat.
|Glen Sirman's Custom Passenger Seat|
|Plans for Glen's Passenger Seat|
Ken Simpson Plans offers free plans for a simply made folding passenger seat.
|Ken Simpson's Folding Passenger Seat|
Chesapeake Light Craft offers a cane seat ...
|CLC's Cane Passenger Seat|
…that is similar (identical?) to this cane seat from Fyne Boats who sell CLC products in the UK.
|Fyne Boats Cane Passenger Seat|
Fyne Boats also shows this ‘slatted seat’ in another of their boats.
|A Slatted Seat in a Fyne Boat|
If you need a passenger seat in your oar cruiser or canoe, I hope these alternatives will provide you with ideas on either purchasing a seat or building your own.
Let us know of any other passenger seats you have seen, or better yet, built for your small boat.