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  • #23325

    fundoctor
    Participant

    Howdy,

    Has anyone experimented with setting up a WF for sculling (one oar) off the back. Wondering what sort of rowlock set up would be required,

    VBs

    Trevor (Mk 2)

     

     

    #23345

    Dave Barker
    Keymaster

    My only comment would be that the back tank perhaps leaves you standing further forward in the boat than you really want to be. If you’re kneeling on the back tank you’re in a less efficient stance. (Standing on the back tank doesn’t bear thinking about). Good question though. Anyone?

    #24414

    Andrew Morrice
    Participant

    You have a traveller I think, Trev, which rules out the very very simple solution of putting a rowlock in the upper rudder pintle.  You’d want to be very very sure of that fitting though!

    B

    #25322

    nicko
    Participant

    On my wooden boat I removed the (unused) traveller rail and screwed on one of these

    https://shop.classicmarine.co.uk/hull-94587/rowlocks/rowlock-side-sockets.html

    It fits on the top of the transom, offset from the centre, beside the cut-out in transom for tiller. It’s the only experience I’ve had of sculling but works ok as far as I can tell. Certainly handy for coming alongside compared with having an oar sticking out the side as in rowing.

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