I was a little surprised to find that *both* the bow and stern Bell metal seat
hangers measure 5'' on the front vertical edge and 4 1/2'' in the back. To mount
the seat level, a longer front edge makes sense to me for the bow since the
gunwale is higher at that position, but in the stern it seems like the back edge
should be longer. I'm trying to figure out how to trim some wooden truss style
Also, is it normal for seats to hang the same distance from the gunwales,
putting the rear seat higher?