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!
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.