It seems like in the canoe world there's nothing new under the sun. Pointy at both ends...check. Other than that, canoes don't change much, and that's not such a bad thing. Otherwise you get this.
Anyway, Jon found a guy named Ed who makes cane seats, thwarts, and other cool stuff for canoes. They're well-made with attention to detail...what you might expect from a fellow who paddles.
I decided to put one of Ed's seats to the test. It's easy to pull out an old seat and throw in a new one, a combination cane/bucket. Seems elegant, especially for us kneelers. A dry run on the front lawn is promising. It feels wonderful, and I look forward to trying it on the water.
P.S. We bought some and put them on our website. We'll add more stuff as we get it.