I’m getting old and do not like heavy stuff anymore. So when I needed to add a kneeling thwart to an old canoe I balked at adding the usual heavy old piece of ash and opted instead for the home-brewed design shown in the picture. I’ve tried it out, it feels pretty solid, and I figure it saves about a pound. It is made from 3/4 X 1/8 aluminum angle stock and 1/4" birch plywood. The canoe is not going to be used for whitewater. I do want to give credit to Ed’s Canoe for supplying the drops.