I've picked up a Wenonah Solo Plus to get the grandkids out more often.
I'd like to make the rear seat move forward and back to compensate for the various weights of bow paddlers I have. From someday adult size, to currently 50 lbs or so. My yougest grandson is a very little guy for his age.
The boat has lovely wood trim, with the seats dowel hung.
So, I can imagine making aluminum tracks with an expandable aluminum crossbars that the seat would mount to. Holes drilled every inch or so. I kind of hate putting aluminum in my wood and kevlar boat, but I'm not coming up with a wooden alternate for the expandable crossbars.
Any better notions? Pics?
Also, how far forward do you think I'd have to move to bring the bow down? I suppose I'll just have to grab the smallest one, and experiment unless someone has done the math. Given the variables, I doubt there is a substitute for experimentation.
Further, I doubt the dowel hung center seat (used for solo paddling) acts as an acceptable thwart if I should have to move one. Any ideas?
It's a fine craft when trimmed correctly, and a bear with the nose in the air and a crosswind.