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    Question Rowing Ergonomics

    I saw this photo on Montford's Geodesic Airlite Boats site.


    It is a Snow Shoe 14 with rowing rig. A 20# boat plus rowing rig appeals. Of course just because it can or has been done does not mean it worked. I know this boat can be built with less rocker. With stern weighted slightly down, maybe she'll track just fine.
    Was interested in opinions and references for setting up good rowing ergonomics? Thought this could serve my purposes for rowing upriver with little portage and still be used for canoeing.
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    A while ago, Woodenboat had a informative article by John Harris, CLC impresario, on the setup of fixed seat rowing. I can't recall the mag number but will see if I can find it.

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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    Thanks Dusty:
    Harris, John C., author and illustrator: "The Geometry of Rowing," 240:68
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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    There's another, year or two earlier, article on the dory (or doryman's) stroke that beautifully explains the stages, including what one might call "power feathering".

    And inbetween or maybe in #240 or someplace is an article on the somewhat related Thames ferryman's stroke.

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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    Ferryman's stroke is the article before Harris' in #240 by Chris Cunningham. Found he wrote "The Dory Stroke: Efficient propulsion," also in #198:24.
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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    This one?


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    Yes Nick. Did it not appear in initial post? It shows on my end.
    I've used John Harris' article to arrange the geometry. I'd wait to see where she floats with my tonnage in the boat and perhaps have the seat removable and adjustable 2-3" fore and aft.

    Can you see drawing below?

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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    Quote Originally Posted by EeBe4 View Post
    Yes Nick. Did it not appear in initial post? It shows on my end.
    I've used John Harris' article to arrange the geometry. I'd wait to see where she floats with my tonnage in the boat and perhaps have the seat removable and adjustable 2-3" fore and aft.

    Can you see drawing below?

    No drawing showing on Firefox.

    Nick

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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    Sorry, shows on Safari and Windows Explorer.
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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    Quote Originally Posted by EeBe4 View Post
    Sorry, shows on Safari and Windows Explorer.
    Doesn't show up in Chrome, either.

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    Default Re: Rowing Ergonomics

    Did not show up here with Explorer.

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