These brackets are an efficient way to hang a cane or web seat in most canoes that have synthetic (vinyl or aluminum) gunwales.
When installed, the bracket leaves a small ledge to which you attach your seat. If you want to raise or cant the seat, a hacksaw easily cuts the brackets. Attaching the bracket to the boat may use holes already in your boat (if you are lucky), otherwise you need to drill some holes for rivets or screws (sold separately).
One of the nice things about hanging seats this way is that you will not be adding additional holes to the top of your gunwales where they are most visible.
9.5" W x 6" H
One thing to note: two brackets are required to install a seat.
I had ordered 4 of these. I have not yet gotten to install them, however, I will probably only need 2 of them after re-using some old hardware on my canoe. They seem to be in quality condition. My only major concern is that one of them had its corners rounded from someone grinding it I assume. One of the others was painted on one side (not both), and the rest did not have paint on the sides. I would have liked them all to be in uniform condition rather than a mix bag of brackets that don't all appear the same. Will just require a little extra work on my part to get things the way I want. Also, make sure you are aware that purchasing one is not sufficient to hang a seat. You need to purchase 2 for each seat to hang.
Reviewed by: Benjamin Rutka from Saint Cloud MN.
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