Just wondering if any one out there has an interesting solution for a rear knee brace, I don't like the arch gunnel to gunnel brace, I'm looking for a different solution something in the middle and sturdy enough to lean against. I'll look forward to the creative solutions that will come.
More detail please. I use gunnel to gunnel arch, and would like the ability to walk around. My question is how to make it sturdy enough.
Looks pretty good despite the sore neck from looking at it.
If I were to construct something like that I would put it through the top of the false floor. That way the floor and the leading edge of the floor would add support and you would not need the additional blocking on the outside. Just a cleaner solution in my opinion.
If you were wanting to remove it easily you could use a some sort of pin or bolt to secure it in the holes.
Here is a rough idea of what I am talking about. You could use aluminum, brass, tubing or thick wood dowel or square stock like in the photo.
Dan, you are reading my mind. You could make the top as simple or as complicated as you want. Make a removable floor and use the sliding bolts to attach it. The small braces on the front could extend even further under the rower's seat and you could even have a piece or two of wood that runs between the brace and hooks over the rowers seat. Something parallel to the boat bottom with the end modified to slip over the frame edge or have barrel bolts that connect it to the back of the seat frame. The top of the casting pedestal could look just like your front one, just make a copy of it in wood and add the knee braces in the same manner they are on the front knee brace.
Now I will have to build one for myself! Let me know if my ideas make sense.
Or you could use something like this, this is what I have on my glass boat.
You may even be able to use you Hyde knee brace, assuming that is not sacrelige on a wood boat.
I do like the Hyde braces with that soft rubbery material that they are made of.
I will be looking on with great interest.