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Since you were also considering the Old Town Appalachian, it might be good to go to the Mohawk Canoe website to look up the exact specifications so you can compare the two. I took a quick look and saw that it has three inches of rocker. I did not see whether or not the hull is symmetrical and thus suitable for being paddled backward from the front seat by a solo paddler as discussed on your other thread. You'd want to verify that (maybe some of the discussions listed by Pete answer that for you). It "looks" to me like it's more blunt in the ends than the Appalachian, which is fine for whitewater, but it might mean that it's a bit more pokey than an Appalachian on the flats. That's something else you might want to figure out for sure.
Just let me point out that I'm not trying to sway your decision either way. I only wanted to mention some points of comparison that you might wish to consider.
Since a kneeling thwart is suspended on vertical "drops" like a seat, and a regular thwart attaches directly to the gunwales, kneeling thwarts do not have as much ability to reinforce the gunwales as do regular thwarts.
If I were in that situation, I think I'd leave the "interfering thwart" right where it is and install a kneeling thwart behind it. That would put a solo paddler's position a little closer to the ideal spot, and you wouldn't lose the strength provided by the original thwart.
A similar option would be to put the kneeling thwart a little behind center, so that the paddling direction of the hull remains the same for solo paddling as when tandem paddling. Which method is better would depend on the locations of other thwarts.
MAYBE I can arrange it for the rendezvous. Kinneth loves the area we'll be in and will come in a heartbeat if he can I'm sure. He just has the same problem I do (lack of calendar space) only in spades.
EDIT: OP, please accept my apology for the thread hijack. I do it all the time dadgummit and I don't mean to. Just sorta happens. Carry on.