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IQ Work Station

The IQ Work Station is designed to provide a versatile and functional hard “work” surface to make your paddling all the more pleasurable and productive. Whether it be stripping line, putting a new fly on your line, flipping through a birder’s guide confirming a new sighting, or simply making a floating lunch, the Work Station provides a rigid and secure surface on which to be productive. The Work Station provides a handy, readily-accessible storage space for often needed items. 

The Work Station is designed so that it can be oriented either wide or narrow side towards you. The wide side provides a larger work area while the narrower orientation provides for comfortable paddling. One of the nicest things about the Work Station is the fact that you can slide it out of your way when not needed and then pull it back to your lap when you need it. The whole time it is entirely secured in the canoe. 

The Work Station is the base module for a new generation of IQ modules to come. We’ve got cooler inserts, organizers, tool boxes, etc. on the drawing board. We’re always open to any ideas or inspiration. 

Assembly and Installation: 

  1. The suspension system consists of two tube over tube cross bars secured by a push button, four gunwale brackets to connect tubes to gunwales, and an adjustable bungee cord tie-in system. 
  2. Insert button into smaller diameter inner tube so that it pops out of one of the holes. Align holes in tubes and insert smaller tube into larger until button pops through outer tube. 
  3. Take gunwale bracket so that flange on back side points down and attach to wider tube by inserting screw down through top of bracket, through hole in tube and bottom of bracket and secure with washer and nut. Repeat for wide end of other tube assembly. 
  4. At narrow end of tube assembly, follow same procedure but slip a white washer between tube and inside of bracket and capture with screw to absorb any slack or rattle. Repeat for other tube. 
  5. Once brackets are attached to tubes they do not have to be removed to adjust work station. 
  6. Select desired orientation of work station. Running tubes under curve along long side of station will provide a wider and lower working surface. Placing tubes along narrower side positions station in a narrower and higher orientation. The system is designed to allow as easy as possible interchange of positioning as possible. 
  7. Determine desired location of station in canoe. If mounting station in front of stern seat, insert each frame assembly into slot behind center thwart. If desired position is in front of thwart, use slot in front of thwart. (Note:  bow of canoe is too narrow to allow installation of work station.) Position brackets so that flange keying into gunwale slot angles down. By depressing button, move thwarts to approximate location desired. 
  8. Orient box as desired and drop over frames so that tubes run along curved sections of base of box. To orient box narrower end towards you (also a lower mounting position), tubes should run under flange near top of box bottom. To position box wider and higher, align tubes with curved sections at base of box. 
  9. Take bungee cord attached to work station at choice of location and loop under tube and hook over hook eye bolted to side of work station to hold tube against surface of work station. Repeat on opposite side. 
  10. To re-orient work station, release the bungee cord securing station to tubes and change position of box. Re-secure the bungee cord. 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT WORK STATION BE REMOVED FROM CANOE WHEN TRANSPORTING CANOE ON ANY VEHICLE. 

NOTE: The IQ Work Station is not designed for waterproof storage. DO NOT  STORE UNPROTECTED ELECTRONIC OR OTHER MOISTURE-SENSITIVE EQUIPMENT IN WORK STATION UNLESS THEY ARE PROTECTED IN A WATER TIGHT PROTECTION SYSTEM. 

NOTE: Any added outfitting placed in a canoe can increase the danger of entrapment. Make sure that you are aware of the potential and have escape planned should this danger occur. NEVER INSTALL ANY OUTFITTING THAT LIMITS YOUR ABILITY TO ESCAPE FROM A CANOE IN AN EMERGENCY.