1: Contoured bucket
seat (bow & stern), adjustable footbrace (stern), thigh
brace pads (bow and stern).|
Option 2: Contoured
bucket seat (bow & stern), adjustable seat (bow), adjustable
footbrace (stern), thigh brace pads (bow and stern).
five point brace can be achieved by adding our foam thigh pads.
Bracing your feet on the footbrace (or the bow tank), seated
comfortably rest your knees against the optional foam thigh
pads. Utilizing these pads greatly increases the control you
have in the canoe. If one of your passengers suddenly decides
to lean out over the edge - you'll be able to control the canoe
just using your legs and hips.
||In the stern,
we have an adjustable footbrace system. If you have ever paddled
in a seated position with your feet not braced, you probably
remember having a sore shoulder, neck and back by the end of
the day. Our footbrace is a telescoping bar pinned into angle
that is mounted on either side of the canoe by sealed rivets.
By placing the balls of you feet against the bar (approximately
shoulder width apart) you are able to pull the canoe forward
using your whole body. If your feet are not braced, the only
thing pulling the canoe forward with your stroke is the friction
of the seat of you pants on the seat. You end up tensing your
back muscles to keep from pulling yourself off the seat, resulting
in a sore body at the end of the day.
||Our tandem canoes
are all available with bucket seats, placed low enough so you
never have to kneel to get your centre of gravity down for stability.
Bucket seats are a comfortable - tractor type seat - featuring
a slight raise at the back to gently cup your derriere (hey,
2 million farmers can't be wrong). Seats also feature drainage
points so if you take on water, you won't have to sit in it.
In tandem tripping canoes 16½ feet and longer, the bow
seat slides. This is so you can easily adjust the trim of your
canoe so that it rides level, taking advantage of the sharp
entry line for steering purposes; Also handy if you find yourself
with 'oncoming' seas. Rather than take water over the bow, slide
the seat back so the bow rides up over the waves. The seat doesn't
slide when you take a stroke, but adjusts by raising your weight
up off the seat and sliding it along on two parallel bars. The
seats are 'friction-fit', which means your weight, when seated,
will keep the seat in place.
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