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Canoe Rowing Rig

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by martin ferwerda, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. martin ferwerda

    martin ferwerda LOVES Wooden Canoes

    In case anyone has ever thought of making a drop in rowing rig for their canoe, here are some pictures of one I made this winter. It is based on the plans in the 1956 American Red Cross book on Canoeing. I added laminated out-rigger arms so it would be a complete drop in unit. It is made mostly out of ash and I used contact cement to glue on gripping rubber on the bottom of the unit, so there is no need to clamp it, or modify the canoe. It helps to have a long canoe with no center thwart, in this case my 18 foot "Thompson" Hiawatha. I am no expert at rowing, but it seems to work just fine.

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  2. Ric Altfather

    Ric Altfather WCHA #4035

    All in one!

    You've got it all figured out...paddling, sailing and now rowing!

    Nice job on the rig.

  3. MistyHollow

    MistyHollow Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I know this is a very old thread, but,..... Martin are you still using this set up?

  4. OP
    martin ferwerda

    martin ferwerda LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I am not getting out as much as I want to with it, lot of things to do these days, but I am still using it.

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