We have a mid 90’s Mad River Explorer Special Edition in kevlar. Last outing I heard some cracking when paddling vigorously and realized the cane stern seat has torn a bit. It looks like options include seat replacement or cane panel replacement.
All the seat replacement options I can find are rectangular, but our seat is trapezoid shaped. Was this part of the special edition-ness of this canoe? Anyway I like the shape of this seat so now I’m thinking cane panel replacement is the best option.
I’ve seen a few older threads mentioning suppliers of the cane and spline. Any suggestions on the best place to buy this stuff from currently? Also wondering about specific glue recommendations. Thanks!