This is my first project that I feel is worthy of posting. My poor little canoe has been sitting in the sun for too long and the seats rotted away. According to the canoe manufacturer's web site, the middle seat sells for $125, and the front and back seats sell for $65 each. That's way more than I wanted to spend to replace them.
I live in the deep south, so I wanted to use cypress to make the frames. A friend works at a mill here in town, and I was able to buy what I needed for $6.50. And after a google search for webbing, found a site where I was able to buy 80 feet of 1 1/2 inch poly web for $14.
The pictures show how I went about duplicating the seats. This was also the first project for my homemade router table. I'll send pics of it in another post.
The only problem I had to overcome was when I removed all the old seats, the fiberglass canoe "relaxed" and I had to figure out how wide to make the seats. After another trip to the manufacturer's web site, I got the dimensions and had to build a jig to hold the canoe in position until I mounted the new seats.
All in all, I like the way it turned out. Hope you do too.