Rigging

Already got your boat built?  Below are some great threads about boat rigging for ultra-distance paddle

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1272845375 – A nice thread on seat padding with some great pics.  I have to give a shout out to Hopkins…that man knows how to make a comfy seat.  In 2009, the ICF-C2 we paddled in felt like I was sitting on an Italian leather sofa.  If only all my seats could be like that!

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1325999027 – A very in depth discussion about seats, seat foam, and seat comfort.  In my opinion, this is one of the most important factors (and certainly THE MOST underrated factor) to finishing an ultra-distance canoe or kayak race well.

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1328113701 – A well-explained approach to putting slidding seats in your boat.

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1325611769 – Some good tips on rigging a surfski for the MR340.

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1339794194 – a GREAT collection of boat rigging pictures from the start of the TWS 2011 thanks to Wally Werderich. (If I recall, I was working on rigging our boat while Wally was wondering around taking pictures…He later made me wear a luchadore mask…) ;)

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1335709372 – Lengthy thread on boat lighting and navigation lights

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1336184951 – Another good thread on navigation lights

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