you boat with a partner who is bored with sitting while you row? Are
you old enough that you don't quite have the strength to make the cut
around Upset? Do you lose the perfect line when you stop to put on
sunscreen? Do you dread rowing into a headwind? The answer might be to
add a 2nd rowing station to your
My wife and I have faced all of these issues over many years of both
rowing independently and sharing the same raft. We recently
a 2nd pair of oars and have been delighted with the results.
just finished 3 weeks on the Grand and saw no disadvantages.
We started off shifting the standard rowing
position to the front (as
many have done before us). We then decided to add a 2nd seat
the back crossbar. We placed it a bit higher, giving a good view and a
chance to have some footroom while loading some gear
The two positions are far enough apart that we can row independently
without hitting each others' oars. While I am the 'captain',
wife is an experienced boater and can usually figure out what needs to
be done without shouted commands. We rigged two other
cats this way for our Grand trip and they worked well for bow rowers
with less experience also.
frames are 105" long (pipe to pipe) and 70" wide. With 10
oars, we do not have to synchronize our rowing - there is enough room
for each to row at his/her own rate.
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