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by PaulG
June 5th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

One more thought : consider Malone Racks. They have a universal rack for cars with factory rails that might be cheaper than Thule or Yakima.
by PaulG
June 5th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

You have to buy the cross bars separately from what they call the "towers" which are the four pieces that attach to the factory rails. The Thule website has an interactive guide that will get you to the right rack.
by PaulG
June 5th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

I have a VW Jetta Wagon with factory installed rails that run lengthwise down the roof. I bought a relatively inexpensive (still too expensive) Thule cross bars that have reinforced rubber cables that loop under the rails and then tighten up. On top of that you will need a saddle type rack to mount ...
by PaulG
May 26th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 143
Views: 60639

Re: Open Water Rowing

Greg: You accurately described the differences between the boats. I've rowed both and the Aero is faster in flatter water, but I bet a skilled sculler can make it go as fast as a Zephyr in reasonably rough water. They race Aeros a lot on the west coast in open water. A major difference is that the A...
by PaulG
May 24th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 143
Views: 60639

Re: Open Water Rowing

I didn’t like the sound of the weather report. 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph out of the NW. The Essex River Race sponsored by the Cape Ann Rowing Club http://www.blackburnchallenge.com/default.asp was tomorrow and I didn’t have a lot of experience in rough water in my Peinert Zephyr, the Bluefish I...
by PaulG
May 24th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pace boat for 2k
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Pace boat for 2k

Sometimes I use it but I often find it annoying, mocking, and nagging. :evil:
I don't need to be told by a machine when I am slowing down. I am aware of my shortfalls.

Regardless, it is a good way to make sure you are consistently on pace.
by PaulG
April 28th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rojabo Training
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Rojabo Training

I completed the power efficiency test (PET) and the endurance test and got what seems to be a challenging but potentially doable program. The PET was done with good hard long strokes and the endurance test was a maximum effort step test. I made it 30 seconds into the sixth of nine 4 minute steps bef...
by PaulG
April 24th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rojabo Training
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Rojabo Training

I received the following reply from Rojabo support. It clarifies things a little. I think the critical thing is to take good hard long strokes not unlike an L4 session as suggested by James. I'll give it a try. Paul "To understand why we want you to do the PET, I’ll tell you a little about our obser...
by PaulG
April 20th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rojabo Training
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Rojabo Training

I'm thinking of trying the 6 week Rojabo introductory program. The program has you do Power Efficiency and Endurance Tests first to design the program. I did this a few years ago and went too hard on the Power Efficiency test and got a non achievable program. The instructions have been modified sinc...
by PaulG
April 19th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: WTB: Coastal rowing boat
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: WTB: Coastal rowing boat

Roy: Before you commit to a Liteboat consider the 61 lb weight. That is going to be difficult to move around the boathouse or car top by yourself. I don't know how big you are but you might be able to fit into an Echo which is a very stable open water boat. I'm also a fan of the Peinert Zephyr and M...
by PaulG
April 14th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marc Megna podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: Marc Megna podcast

It's been explained to me by world class marathoners that it doesn't get easier, you get faster. The major difference may be how fast world class athletes recover.
by PaulG
April 10th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: advice on a more advanced boat
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: advice on a more advanced boat

I can speak personally and highly of both the Peinert Zephyr (19 ft) and Maas Aero (21 ft). The Aero is longer and will be faster but both are very stable. Greg Smith on this forum speaks highly of his Aero. I recently bought a Zephyr and took it out on a lake this past weekend. I'm very happy with ...
by PaulG
March 18th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Fishermen
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Fishermen

With mirrors, sometimes object directly ahead of you go unseen. Good think you saw the wake. I always turn my head around to either side and take a look.
by PaulG
November 26th, 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Coastal Rowing
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Coastal Rowing

Here's another video about coastal rowing from Row2k that explains a little bit more. It also has an interview with Ben Booth. This is a very telegenic rowing sport and probably has a future as an Olympic event. The crashes turn me off as a rower but are exciting as a spectator. http://www.row2k.com...
by PaulG
November 26th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Coastal Rowing
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Coastal Rowing

Here's a link to the 2018 Coastal Rowing Championship videos. Ben Booth of Westport, MA, representing the US came in ninth in the men's singles. I exchanged emails with Ben about the race and he was very happy with his finish. I believe he was the only rower over 40. Ben confirmed that the race to t...