I knew I wanted to extend the stock seating by adding a front edge extension. After looking at many other designs, I decided to keep it simple and go with the “ham & egger” approach. I grabbed some Vertical Grain Douglas Fir, rounded the edges and cut to length. I screwed through the back side of the seat longitudinals where I had access, and used clamps for additional even pressure. I held the edge up 3/8″ to meet the seat top yet to be installed. The extensions measure 2,1/4″ wide and 1,1/2″ high.This photo shows the simple edge shape I settled on. If I use a rowing seat, I will design a ‘drop-in’ seat as opposed to sliding it in from the top end. As for sleeping with 2 people on the boat, I plan to pitch a small tent on land, so I really don’t need a center groove.
Now more sanding and painting, then I will install CB uphaul rigging.