As another project, thought I'd remove the plywood planks covering the seats on my late 60's Rilco / Richardson canoe. Didn't want to bother hand caning the seats since the canoe is a bit of a rough user boat for upriver poling .
Came across some photos of a pretty attractive and simple looking weave pattern that could easily be done with some cheap braided nylon. The details are found in this post over on the Bear Mountain boat forums. Looks sturdy enough and doesn't require any holes to be drilled. Might be useful to anyone else out there planning a simple DIY refurb on their canoe seats