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Front seat height on a Veazie

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    The front seat in my circa 1905 Veazie came with no spacers - it was snug against the rails. I'm wondering if this was common for Morris or Veazie.

    The front seat bolts are shortish and could accommodate space maybe a 1/4" spacer at most. The bolts appear to be original - they are the type that are bent into an L shape and captured in a pocket in the rail and were a little difficult to remove. But I know that someone before me had worked on the canoe at one time - I suppose he might have replaced the bolts and removed the spacers... but why? I should add that the rail caps didn't look like they had been removed.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    All of the canoes shown in the Veazie catalog at appear to have the bow seats bolted directly to the rails without any drops. The one shown at has drops but it has been restored. There are many Morris catalogs (and the Veazie one) available from if you want to research this further.

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  3. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Ha! I bought the catalogue (as per your suggestion in an earlier Thread) but hadn't noticed the seat heights in the pics. Thanks for the info.

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