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Zoom meeting – Design & Construction of a Sliding Seat Rowboat
25 April, 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Design and Construction of a Sliding Seat Rowing Boat
– presentation by John Perry followed by questions/discussion
This rowing boat was first launched May 2017 and since then has had frequent use on the estuaries of Devon and Cornwall and also camping trips on rivers in the UK and France. These are some of the features:
- Designed for a single rower with or without a passenger, this required two rowing positions to maintain longitudinal balance.
- Folding outriggers allow coming alongside quays and lock walls.
- Storage space for camping equipment.
- Detachable wheels for launch/recovery and for portaging.
- Arrangements for easy loading onto car roof rack.
- 3mm plywood construction with external glass epoxy sheathing
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