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

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jonp9576
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Got a double shell for free but I need to fix it up.

Post by jonp9576 » August 25th, 2020, 2:45 pm

I was given a little river sea shell double for free last week. It’s in rough shape but I’d say it’s definitely salvageable.

There are a couple of cracks on the bottom. Ive watched a ton of videos on laying fiberglass. Doesn’t seem too hard. Just slop it on, wait a while then sand it down. I got the shell for free so even if i just use it as a learning experience and a stepping stone back into rowing, that would be cool with me.

It came pretty complete with the inserts to row as a single or a double, even with two pairs of riggers. No oars and only one foot stretcher included so I guess I’ll have to source those somewhere.

I haven’t rowed on the water since I was in high school. About 20 years ago. And even then I was always sweeping in an 8.

I’m looking for some tips to get back into rowing from good form videos people recommend to learn how to scull, to tips for getting the boat to and from the river.

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

Post by frankieboy » September 9th, 2020, 3:15 pm

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.

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

Post by jackarabit » September 14th, 2020, 3:13 pm

If I had a Little River double scull, I’d ballast it for final stability (at the bottom of a big river) or give it to someone to love like only a Little River can be! :D
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