So i'm trying to get my new canoe ready for July when all this snow melts. All I thought I needed would be a couple of knee pads. Simple enough, unless you change your mind on location
I initially installed some padding so i could solo the canoe and brace myself against the carrying thwart.... pad went on great but I was not comfortable in that location. I figured I'd put in another thwart closer to the bow seat to brace myself against.
With the temporary location of the thwart... the padding needed to be removed
I'm going to try to pick up a new thwart today and install it and some new padding. Here's my personal addition to my new prospector.
That blue padding looks like the thin foamy they used to make for spreading under sleeping bags in thents.
How did you attach it to the floor?
Will it and the new thewart unbalance your boat?
It is the blue roll up stuff (cheap camping pads). I doubled it up and glued 2 peices together and then to the floor with the spray adhesive in the above picture. It worked fine on my old canoe so I don't see any reason it won't work on this one.
I might have to redo a pad in a few years but that's the "price" of being cheap
As far as balance in the canoe... there is only a couple of extra pounds max added. Most guys have more than that added to a canoe in the way of a beer gut.