Seat Back

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Our sturdy seat backs are made to match Merrimack canoe seats. They are built using the same fine ash frames and nylon lacing, and are completely hand made, one at a time. Featuring mortise and tenon joints for strength, and a teflon-lined hinge surface for smooth pivoting to the desired position.

Our seat backs are easy to install and remove, are adjustable, and are built for years of use.

There are two models, bow and stern. The bow seat back is wider to allow it to fit on the wider portion of our seat frames. The bow seat back may be mounted facing either fore or aft, accommodating a solo paddler using the bow seat, or for those occasions where a passenger in the bow is simply enjoying the ride!


  • 5
    Canoe seat back

    Posted by Mary Lawless on Feb 16th 2023

    My husband bought one for me last year. I love it, so I bought one for him for this summer. He will get it for his birthday next month. Mine makes all the difference in the world m. So comfortable.

  • 5
    Awesome Handmade Seat Back

    Posted by Dustin on Jul 27th 2022

    Great fit, cant beat the quality worth every penny!

  • 5
    Seat back

    Posted by Anne on Jun 29th 2022

    Pretty in ash ! Easy to put on and comfortable !

  • 5
    You should buy these!

    Posted by Austin on Sep 12th 2020

    Previously, on long canoe trips my lower back would sort of ache having to sit upright with no support for so long. I purchased a pair of the bow and stern seat backs and it has been so nice to have back support and the ability to enjoy long paddles in nature more comfortably. These are made as you would expect from Merrimack, handmade craftsmanship with a classic look and feel. If you have a Merrimack canoe, you really should do yourself a favor and buy these.