Replace an existing seat, add in another, or stock up on a spare. The Essex Webbed Canoe Seat features all natural wood construction and 1 1/2" black polypropylene webbing that can hold up to 400 lbs. The seats are 34" in length, 8 1/2" wide (from center mounting points), and are available in a natural or stained finish. These seats work well for either bow or stern of most tandem canoes and the center for many solos.
Purchased this item to make a third seat to solo my 17 ft. Souris River Canoe. The quality of this seat is great. My plan is to make this an easily removable seat closer to the middle to better balance my canoe. Thanks for the great service.
Reviewed by: Randy Nitzschke from Grand Blanc.
Purchased 2 of the seats along with the hanger hardware/dowels to replace the crappy molded seats on an Old Town Discovery 158. Near perfect match on the old bolt location to centers on cross members on seats(1/4"wider). No need to drill new holes in gunnels. BONUS!! Trim washers smaller than O.E.M which can cause some deflection in vinyl gunnels, so either use O.E.M or go easy on the tightening! I trimmed about 3/8" off each dowel to raise seat height and so hanger nuts would be fully threaded onto bolts.
Nice finish on all wood members and webbing nicely done. QUALITY PRODUCTS AT A GREAT PRICE!
Reviewed by: Scott V from Crystal Lake IL.
WORKED FOR ME
I had to replace the seats on a vintage Dagger. These worked great!! AND, Essex employs developmentally disabled employees; so they lead a productive and rewarding life. A Plus - Plus in my book.!!!!! Quality American made stuff. Don't hesitate to buy.
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