Did not want to sidetrack the other thread so just starting a new one. I have always had an interest in a Pulling Boat and Daves 'Ruth" has inspired me to design a SOF pulling boat.
I design and build SOF kayaks this is an easy transition. I have looked a few designs but nothing that doesn't need alternation to suit the SOF construction.
Designing the hull is pretty straight forward. I am not looking to race so a perfect hull not an issue. What I am stumped on is the placement of the seats. This will be fixed seats and I know in a kayak that the location is very important. I assume that rowing is not as critical but is still important for good performance.
I know you want the boat trimmed so the transom is not dragging under water. You don't want to be so far forward the bow digs in and stern is too high. But I am not sure Where to locate myself in the boat.
I assume you want to be seated in front of the LCB (LCF in Freeship) keeping your weight near the center of the boat and maybe slightly forward of it. I have a design I worked from and the seat is way in front of the LCB, over 2' on a 15' boat. This seems excessive to me but I admit I don't know, not having any experience with pulling boats. I am thinking this may be the two man position? Any one have an guidance there?