Little River rowing boats feedback

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Doubleplay
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Little River rowing boats feedback

Post by Doubleplay » May 5th, 2020, 10:04 am

I'll appreciate any feedback who rowed in Little River Heritage boats 12 -15 or 18.
We're looking to buy one and need to hear first hand reviews before taking the plunge.
Thanks.
Al

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Re: Little River rowing boats feedback

Post by PaulG » May 13th, 2020, 7:59 am

I've rowed what I think was the 18' as a double and if you are thinking of rowing as a double, it has to be either the 15' or 18' model. It was easy to rig as a double once you got used to the method and very easy to trailer behind a car. You will need some sort of dolly to move it around a boatyard or across a beach. As I recall we easily pushed it but hand (two 60+ YO males) down and up a dirt ramp. It was stable in very choppy water, but I recall that there was a daggerboard box for sailing that did not clamp well on the top and water was coming up through the top. It was very choppy.

So if you are thinking of rowing as a double I would get the 18' model because that will easily allow two rowers, PFDs, anchor, lines, food, and other equipment. Rowing a double with your significant other may be challenging for all sorts of reasons that have nothing to do with rowing. If you are rowing as a single I think the 15' model would be better. I think the 12' will just be too small. Lay out the dimensions indoors on a rug including seats and I think you may be surprised how small a 12' boat is.

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