I recently built a 6 m by 60 cm proa to sail and padle about with my kids. It is fast and radical but now I am considering converting it into a sliding seat rowing skiff. (kids want their own boat now, so :mission accomplished)The main hull is 8 mm ceder/ epoxy with 3mm plywood jigs left in every 900 mm. The gunwhale hight is 45 cm and cockpit deck is at about 15 cm down from the gunwhale, ie 15 to20 cm above the waterline. It is a fully round hull so inherently unstable.
I am thinking of adding oarlocks with a small stabiliser (outboard hull) under them in case I mess up (I am not an experienced oarsman). Dynamic stability must come from the oars themselves as with any rowing skiff.
Can anyone advise me on the feasibility (especially re stability!)of this and where I would find the right dimensions for oars, oarlock placement and details for a sliding seat? If so I have another busy winter ahead of me. Thanks,