Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #38: Installed Seats

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 07-28-2020 03:10 AM 555 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Creature Comfort Seats
In installed two Creature Comfort seats from Chesapeake Light Craft today.

View of the stern seat. The seats are held in position on the floor by a 2” x 9” patch of velcro. A rope runs through the seat back and is fastened at the port side via a webbing loop screwed to the underside of the coaming. The starboard side runs through a jam cleat for quick and secure seat back adjustments. These seats are pretty comfortable. I’ve used them since 1996.

View of the bow seat.

Anchor Trolley
I installed an anchor trolley on the port side. An anchor line runs through a hoop on the line and can be moved anywhere along the length of the kayak so that you can have the wind at your back or in your face. These are wonderful additions to any fishing kayak.

View of the pulley at the bow.

This cam secures the anchor trolley in your desired position. You can also see the hoop that the anchor line runs through aft of the cam.

View of the stern pulley.

Final Rudder Adjustment
I made the final rudder adjustments and fixed the wedges that hold the cables at the correct tension.

The rudder cable housing runs all the way to the rudder assembly. This works a lot like the brakes on your bike. I had an older version of this system on my last kayak and it worked quite well.

Launch the kayak!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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