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Re: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Rowing an Arrow 14?

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  • gmac49
    Sorry, Snow Shoe 16. ________________________________ From: jelautomotive To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tue, March 8, 2011
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      Sorry, Snow Shoe 16.

      From: jelautomotive <jelautomotive@...>
      To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, March 8, 2011 12:24:26 PM
      Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Rowing an Arrow 14?


      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
      > scull.
      > ________________________________
      > 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?

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