Canoe Footbrace Installation

Need one for an Old Town Osprey 140 set up for rowing. Will all footbraces require drilling?

Would like to avoid that and hopefully use adhesive? D-rings? etc.

Thanks in advance for the great advice.

Glue in
Hopefully CEWilson will reply to your question, but I believe Placid Boatworks used Plexus adhesive to glue in footbraces. I’ve used it to glue in ABS bulkheads and it is a rock solid adhesive.


Bell has a carbon glue in
footbrace. I installed one in my Magic. No drilling and it seems to be holding up very well. I am not sure how quickly you can get one from Bell now since they are under new owners. I purchased mine prior to the take over. It is the carbon one.