Did you mean Arrow 16? Is there a way to stretch this design to 16 feet?
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, gmac49 <gmac49@...> wrote:
> I am building an Arrow 16 for the same purpose. I have decided that we will
> kneel or use those "sit on the ground" camping seats when paddling it like a
> canoe. I plan to add a removable "moving rigger" set up when using it as a
> From: jelautomotive <jelautomotive@...>
> To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Mon, March 7, 2011 8:17:47 PM
> Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Rowing an Arrow 14?
> I've been pondering a GA boat for some years now and am now just getting around
> to a place where I can think about actually doing it. My buddy has turned me on
> to rowing for flatwater so I'm looking at canoes that can do double duty
> paddling or rowing. I have a very small storage space (narrow access) so a
> beamy true rowboat like the Classic is right out.
> The Arrow 14 is attractive for its ultra light weight, narrow beam and low
> freeboard but I think the rowing position would put the seat a few inches above
> the floor. I say this because some rowing fitment info I looked up stated that
> oarlocks should be 5-7" above the seat, and the gunwale is 10" high, so I did
> the math. My question is, will this render it too unstable? It looks like a
> sit-on-the-floor-only boat.
> This would be for a one-person boat, fixed seat rowing only, used mainly for
> just getting out on the water and some light fishing on NW Oregon's lakes and
> rivers. I would mount outrigger arms for the oarlocks to use 7.5 foot oars.
> I'm a good paddler but a rowing noob so I may be off base on having to sit off
> the floor to row a boat with 10" gunwales.
> So, is rowing an Arrow 14 even an option due to instability? If not, are there
> ways to get a little more stability out of it?