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I'm really not sure what jsaults meant by there not being many choices for solo canoes. Most detachable yokes which mount to the gunwales work on either style of canoe. Usually the front edge of the front seat can be just behind your head (so that center seat really doesn't matter), though on a Vagabond, it'll have to be REALLY close behind or the boat will be front-heavy when you carry it.
Chosen Valley stuff is good quality, and if you can find something from them that works on your boat, you'll be in good shape.
Another company I recommend is a little one-man shop here in Wisconsin, and they make nice stuff too, though not a huge variety. I have one of their yokes and like it pretty well. The place is called Hidden River Yoke Shop in West Salem Wisconsin. I don't know if he even has a website, but he sells stuff at Canoecopia every year. I can give you his contact information if you'd like. His yokes have individually adjustable pads and a gunwale-gripping system that works a little better than most. I've never seen a Chosen Valley yoke that mounts to the gunwales (I've only seen the seat-mounted versions), but if they have one, I bet it works well too.
I'm indifferent to choice of Yoke, because I am holding out for a boat caddy: someone to help me out of the boat, hand me a Margo, and tote boat and pack across the carry for me. I suppose I want them to have a comfortable yoke, but it's not critical to me.
I was trying to get a pilot program running in the BWCA when w/ Bell, using HS and College cheerleaders, but that all fell through when I moved to the Adirondacks.
Based on last weeks discussion about Power Rockers, I understand the purpose of the FOGBAD. Until I saw Canoedancer's photo of it, I didn't know how it attached and actually worked. I had something a bit more mechanical in mind.
So my one clarifying question is: does it lock into the various positions or does it just easily hinge back and forth between "bench" and "kneel". At the least, is there a resistance point as it goes from bench to kneel?
Main google site, therer is a button up top for patents. As I recall I searched for canoe+seat+tilt. I will give it a shot and post the results.
You have to keep clicking the "More" button until there is a link for patent search.