question about design

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Post by bonerexperience1 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:43 am

I've justed started to look at these boats online and I was just wondering how the sliding seat for hiking stays out when the boat is heeled and doesnt just slide back in. I am new at this and have never seen one of these kind of boats, International Canoe, locally, Charleston, South Carolina. If anyone could help me that would be great. Thanks

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Post by jimc » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:18 pm

If you're sitting on it it doesn't slide - the weight adds enough friction. Simple as that.

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Post by steve » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:29 am

I agree, but are you not forgetting the angle of the dangle!

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Post by Steve Clark » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:30 pm

Eventually, yes it will silde through. But, because there is a bit of tolerance,the seat point loads and should be very solid when you are sitting on it.
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