And (as I have asked earlier to this group) what kind of oars do you
all prefer for a sliding seat? I built mine from wind-surf masts with
canoo paddels. I made them 'stiff' on the pivot point with PVC tube.
Buth always interested in better desings.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> First, a word of caution. Platt's descriptions frequently evolved
> the actual real-world capabilities (and lack of same) became better
> known, and I suspect that at times the web site didn't stay "in
> synch". Are you sure that this model will behave acceptably with
> lbs. sliding back and forth over 30" or so of travel? Anyway, the
> most wallet-friendly way to do this that I've been able to deduce
> would be to make what you can and buy the pieces for what you can't
> from Latanzo in Philly:
> Glen-L also sells plans for a sliding seat that I believe are based
> Latanzo's parts:
> There is also what is known as a "sliding rigger" system in which
> seat is fixed and "everything else" moves. The good news is that it
> is ideal for shorter boats, the bad is that it is a challenge to
> to a canoe. Gary Piantedosi also makes drop-in kits that use
> convention sliding seat technology:
> Hope that helps.
> --- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, "johnhutch777"
> <johnhutch777@> wrote:
> > Hello All
> > I would like to build a Snowshoe Explorer 14 and would like to
> > sliding seat rowing rig as suggested in the design description.
> > anyone know of a suitable sliding rig? I notce also that the
> > comparison chart on the GA site says 'NO' for sliding seat rowing
> > this model
> > regards John