Re: Why not more interest in pedal power?
On my good little skiff I haven't used a rudder for years. I use a sculling oar which is shaped to work like a yuloh, a falling leaf stroke. To make it work steering you have to be able to vary the pitch and arc of the stroke. Doesn't seem to affect the speed. I'm not sure how this works on the interesting foot powered one, presumably by varying the pressing force or the length of the stroke. Fishtail sculling such as practice in whaleboats, surfboats ( in western cultures) is more effective steering but less effective in propulsion at least with the oars I have tried.
Originally Posted by Clarkey
Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
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