setting skiff up for traditional rowing?

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bob g
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setting skiff up for traditional rowing?

Post by bob g »

i am uncomfortable rowing with the sliding seat. i cannot overcome the balance problem. i would like to install a fixed low seat and oarlocks. i am thinking of ways to extend the oarlocks out a ways(4-10"). any ideas from anyone. thanks

Tom Hoffman
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Post by Tom Hoffman »

:D You might want to post this question in the Wooden Boat Forum "Building and Repair" or do a search there. Since it is a little bit of a hassle to get set up to post. May be just the search.

Here is the link:

http://www.woodenboatvb.com/vbulletin/u ... ay.php?f=1
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and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

bob g
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Post by bob g »

thanks tom, i've been a long term poster on woodenboat but for some reason i have been stopped from posting there in the last few weeks. btw i have sold the boats and bought a great rowing machine. but i still use the lifejacket :D

Tom Hoffman
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Post by Tom Hoffman »

Send an e-mail to Scott on WBF and tell him the problem, I had a similar issue. Was resolved quickly.

Tom.... :P
You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move
and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

bob g
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Post by bob g »

i did that twice without response. it's no big deal. there are other forums and ways to find information.

Antiqua
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Sliding seat problems

Post by Antiqua »

Have a look at my proposed modification to a sliding outrigger instead of sliding seat.

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