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RE: [Michalak] recycling used stuff

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  • Chris Partridge
    I suspect a sailing board is too short to be an effective rowing boat and the lack of sides means you will get awfully wet. And drop-in rowing units are not
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 2, 2005
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      I suspect a sailing board is too short to be an effective rowing boat and
      the lack of sides means you will get awfully wet. And drop-in rowing units
      are not cheap - take a look at:

      http://www.rowingrigs.com/

      http://www.castlecraft.com/rowing_canoe.htm

      Chris






      -----Original Message-----
      From: Michalak@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Michalak@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Bruce Coho
      Sent: 02 August 2005 01:13
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Michalak] recycling used stuff

      I know this isn't really about any of the designs associated with
      this group, but the topics seem to range all over so I am going to
      pose a question;

      I recently became the owner of a used Alpha/Hobie sailboard...good
      shape, too cheap, etc.,.. couldn't resist.

      I am, how do you say it?...Sailboard Challenged. It is usually a
      good excuse to get very wet on a hot day. The state park/lake near
      me doesn't allow swimming, but the rangers never count how many
      times you fall in when on a sailboard (or how long you stay in the
      water...).

      In any case, I am trying to find a good use for the board before my
      wife busts me for having yet another boat in the boneyard...(I have
      some plans for the excellent 5.5 and 4.5 meter sails, mast, and
      wishbone that came with it)

      In the long-lost magazine, Small Boat Journal, there used to be an
      ad for an "on-board rower". It was a sliding feet rower that you
      strapped onto a sailboard which gave you (supposedly) a good little
      rower. (to bring this onto topic, during a google search, it
      referred to one of Michalak's articles on rowing where he mentions
      sliding feet rowers).

      I lost all of my old copies of SBJ during a recent move...Any one of
      you heard of this? Anyone with old copies of SBJ that might get a
      phone number? Still might be worth chasing it down...besides, the
      board is in too good a shape to just trash.

      Bruce





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