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Adding a carry yoke

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by stevek, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. stevek

    stevek Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi everyone,Im not sure if this is the correct area for this posting but anyway.I have a OT hw cs and Im installing a carry yoke.Im looking for advice on as to what position I should put it.Should it go square center? or a little forward or aft of center? jst forward of center would makethe canoe rear heavy,but i think I might control the weight teeter with my painter line.Just aft of center would make forward heavy and putting some teeter weight on your forearms when you carry!
    Should I try to balance the canoe on a single saw horse to find the perfect balance spot?
    All advice appreciated before I drill my inwales THANKS
    STEVE KONKO
     
  2. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    hi

    I would put it dead center. the stern seat will make the stern balance low by function of its leverage compared to bow seat. You can fine tune with whatever stuff you stuff into the ends as you carry.
     

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