The foot braces are installed. I can't believe it's time to start on the decks. I still need to decide on how to paint the cockpit. I think I'm going to use some outdoor house paint as others have. I may drive over to my local West Marine and see if they have some boat paint that does not cost an arm and a leg. I need to make sure everything is coated with epoxy and sanded first.
I used the optional glue on pegs for the front braces and the standard glue on wood blocks for the rear braces.
I assembled both of the slatted seats. They are neat little seats, but I'm just not sure I want to use them...at least the one my butt has to sit on. I have an experimental seat that I think I'll place on top of the slatted seat. I may just buy a gel seat and gel seat back or inflatable seats. It all depends on my lower back. I thought I would try this Seattle Sports EZ Kayak Seat first. I plan to place it on top of the slatted seat.
I'm also looking at this for a total substitute or I could go with the tried and true Creature Comfort Seat that is sold by CLC.