Re: Oughtred JII/ Arctic Tern hull as a camp cruising row boat
Couple of points:
Biggest factor in rowing performance in sail and oar boats is the rig and the ability to strike the masts when rowing even in a flat calm. I deal with the rig faering style, set things up so that it all sticks over the bow. This is also where oars can go when sailing.
There is no reason not to have two or 3 rowing positions. I have one for single handing and two others for double handing. If you have two people aboard both should be able to row. I have two solutions to seating for double handing: my center rowing bench could be shifted aft, since the forward bench is the structural one. Or the daggerboard ( I have a daggerboard boat) can be used as the after seat.
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