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by frankieboy
September 9th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Got a double shell for free but I need to fix it up.
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Got a double shell for free but I need to fix it up.

Seashell is a big heavy boat but tippy particularly when there is only one person rowing (one body of 170lbs instead of 2 so it sits high in the water).
Find a recreational single shell to get some practice in first, Alden 16 or Edon TS515 with the pontoons otherwise I predict it wont end well.
by frankieboy
August 11th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Insight TS515 vs Race 1 Wavecutter vs Echo Singles?
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Insight TS515 vs Race 1 Wavecutter vs Echo Singles?

In my opinion you will find the following to be true of the boats you've listed. The Echo, heavy and difficult yo pick up The wavecutter, by all reports (I've not rowed one though) a horrible row The Edon slower than you are used to. It looks to me that your best bet is the Aero, not as fast as the ...
by frankieboy
May 18th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: WTB: Coastal rowing boat
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Re: WTB: Coastal rowing boat

I've rowed one a couple of times, it's just the design is that you stand on the deck to get in and at that point there is a hatch. Once you are in you can feel the deck flex a little each stroke. I've not seen any old ones but I would be concerned over cracking in that area over a period of time. If...
by frankieboy
April 3rd, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Looking for some wisdom...
Replies: 7
Views: 2163

Re: Looking for some wisdom...

Another small issue you may need to consider. As both you and your wife are novices buying a double scull is a particularly bad idea. Learning to scull in an Edon TS515 is not difficult, the first few outings are a bit tricky but once things start falling into place it begins to get good. A bit like...
by frankieboy
January 15th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: WTB: Coastal rowing boat
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Re: WTB: Coastal rowing boat

Yes I have tried the oarboard and also an Alden version. The drag is created because the thing sits on top of the water and is paddleboard wide, paddleboards are designed for stability and slow speed, they don't need to be displacement hulls, the whole thing is just wrong. The biomechanics of the ri...
by frankieboy
November 19th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Affordable recreational sculls
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Re: Affordable recreational sculls

Our club bought a couple of new ones as we couldn't find used. Always the story, happy to spend $10 on a racing boat but wont spend $2k on a good trainer unless they absolutely have to. If you do buy a used boat (of any kind) go and see it before you buy it as "like new condition" means something di...
by frankieboy
September 20th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Little River Regatta for intermediate rower?
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Re: Little River Regatta for intermediate rower?

It might look a little like a Maas Aero but it's no where near as good. Greg is right the Aero is a wonderful boat and it will go anywhere you are capable of rowing. Light and easy to row but fast and excellent in bumpy water. I would recommend an Aero over the Regatta any day.

Frank
by frankieboy
June 26th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: My experience w/outrigger pontoons
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Re: My experience w/outrigger pontoons

Edon TS515 training scull at $2400 new comes complete with removable pontoons. A little slower than an Aero but at 17ft long you would expect that. Polyethylene hull but don't be put off it is a real shell, a lot of run to row. Learning with pontoons allows you to focus on technique. Some people are...
by frankieboy
May 11th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Outrigger height for 6'9".
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: Outrigger height for 6'9".

Cyclist2 I don't think you read my post properly. When sat in the boat the oarlocks face away from you. When sat in the boat you are looking towards the stern, the oarlocks point to the stern, they face away from you. Yes any experience rower will spot the problem in a stroke or two but novices, not...
by frankieboy
May 9th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Outrigger height for 6'9".
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: Outrigger height for 6'9".

One of the biggest problems newbies face if learning on their own is making sure the oarlocks face the right way. On most singles the Martin included you can revolve the oarlocks 360 degrees (720 or more if you have a mind to). When sat in the boat the oarlocks should face away from you so when you ...
by frankieboy
April 22nd, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: WTB: Coastal rowing boat
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Re: WTB: Coastal rowing boat

When you say big guy, how big. The liteboat design is fairly weak on the top deck and flexes badly with folks more than 200lbs in them and I would be concerned long term. The Maas Aero is a wonderful boat but might be a bit small. The other options are a wherry type thing with sliding seat or the FI...
by frankieboy
January 21st, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Improving my time in a single skull
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Re: Improving my time in a single skull

it's not unusual to have a much better erg score than 2k 1x time, ergs don't float and are not upset by aggressive movements. Boats do float, you have to think differently. In my opinnion the area where most speed is lost is the catch and there can be several problems there. If you sit in a stopped ...
by frankieboy
January 11th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to set up a training program...
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: How to set up a training program...

for a first scull try the Edon TS515 from virginiarowing.com
It will teach you good technique and move you towards being able to row a racing single effectively
by frankieboy
January 2nd, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Rigging a mixed masters 2x
Replies: 5
Views: 2922

Re: Rigging a mixed masters 2x

IMHO it's important to get the catch and finish angles and timings the same, to do that you may need to adjust something but old people (as I am discovering myself) are less flexible generally than young people and women seem to be more flexible than men. The upshot is that although you are consider...
by frankieboy
January 2nd, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: SUP conversion oar board - great idea or gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 20109

Re: SUP conversion oar board - great idea or gimmick?

"tupperware" is a bit harsh, horses for courses, there's a place for damage resistant shells that bring people into the clubs. Having rowed the Edon TS515 it's a good boat, rows like a racing shell just slower and rolls a bit slower and tey come with pontoons as standard. We're getting 2 for the clu...