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SLIDING PIROGUE SEAT

oldbuffpilot

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May 13, 2014
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Central Kansas and Central Texas
Sliding Pirogue Seat
My seat in the concave (inverted V) bottom pirogue sometimes would slide off center, and it was hard to get it back to center while I’m sitting on the seat. so I thought two ¾ “ sticks on the bottom would keep it centered.
I decided that was too simple, and went for a sliding seat. I used a seat base I already had, and put two “runners” on it so it wouldn’t rock on the apex of the inverted V floor and used UHMW tape to make them slicker.

SEAT BASE RUNNERS


Two ¾” cedar were used to keep the seat centered, one was drilled to accommodate a bolt latch to lock it in place.

SEAT GUIDES



LATCH BOLT




FINISHED SEAT


I like to keep things simple, but this addition makes it easier to keep the seat where I want it.Beautiful day in Kansas, especially for December.

Good Fish’n

Andy
 

beekeeper

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Mar 4, 2009
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I like your set up. The latch is probably a wise addition.
I once had a cushioned seat that I fixed to swivel. Worked well for casting but tended to rotate back and forth while paddling, not good.
A built-in bench seat would be the simplest, but not very comfortable. Everything about boat building seams to be a compromise.