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Has anyone used one before? They are around $100 bucks or more and I have been looking at them to use.  Looked into having a custom made aluminum frame with a bass seat on it, but that will be just as much as the one off their website.  Thought about a wood platform with a bass seat on it and it will be at least $50-75 and probably weigh a little more.  If anyone has used one or tried one out let me know.  Thanks

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Thanks SIO3 My sister is having a major surgery at Barnes early may, so sure I will be in the area...if I can hide from the wife......my name is Griz and I am a hoarder....

Ok, finally done with the beast.  After much thinking and buying of parts not needed I settled on the original design, but just stronger!  Had to have a fabrication shop help me and found out bolts in

Yep. It can be a problem when loading but that's the only time it is. I've thought about using a seat mount with a pin so the seat would be removable but just never have.

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Is it the sitbacker? Because you can probably find one cheaper. Yes I have used one and yes they are worth it. But that seat on a board that you are thinking about is much, much better. It would be a better option at twice the price. That's what I have been using in mine the past several years. Yes it weighs more but so what. I'll take the comfort over a few extra pounds. 

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I would like to see some of these seat ideas. I am planning on running the MR340 in July in my Buffalo canoe and a seat modification is in order. I know 340 miles over days non-stop is much different from a simple day float but I need somewhere as a starting point. 

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Have not used the Old Town.

My alternative to the sit-backer (actually wife's idea) is a stadium seat $2 @ yardsale,  we haven't used the canoe for several years. but it used to work. (folding kind with hook under + bungee) The complete seats are a different thing.

My brother once just bolted a bass boat seat to the existing rear seat of his Osage.

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I make my own seat backs that I think are better than any of the store bought canoe seat backs.  Used to use Sitbackers...they were okay.  One thing to keep in mind...although you will like sitting a little higher on a bass seat or whatever, if you get the seat too high the canoe becomes pretty unstable.  There's a maximum seat height that varies a bit from person to person, so you'll have to do some experimenting.

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1 hour ago, Al Agnew said:

One thing to keep in mind...although you will like sitting a little higher on a bass seat or whatever, if you get the seat too high the canoe becomes pretty unstable.  There's a maximum seat height that varies a bit from person to person, so you'll have to do some experimenting.

 

This is true. It will affect stability but it hasn’t made it so bad that I haven’t been able to adjust to it. And my seat is about as high as you can get it. But being taller it’s worth it to not feel like you are squatting all the time. 

Its especially nice on a long float or a weekend of floating. But on those days I have the canoe loaded down and that totally removes the stability problems. Not that it’s really a problem when it’s empty, it just takes a few minutes to get used to the difference. 

I’ll take a picture of mine when the suns pops back up. 

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23 hours ago, Devan S. said:

I would like to see some of these seat ideas. I am planning on running the MR340 in July in my Buffalo canoe and a seat modification is in order. I know 340 miles over days non-stop is much different from a simple day float but I need somewhere as a starting point. 

I will take some pics of mine next day or so

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Cool.   I have been mauling it around since I know here soon I will be out on the water.  My neighbor did that to his boat, but he can't remove the seat.  Only seems to be a problem though when we load boats. Post the pics I want to see them!

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