Does anyone have any ideas for preventing the discomfort resulting from a fairly long row in a fixed-seat pulling boat? I typically row 4 - 6 miles when I go out, although it is not as often as I would like. I purchased a pair of rowing shorts to see if they would help (which are really nice because they don't stay wet after I swim off the boat), and they do prevent the blistering that I have experienced from chafing in my bathing suit or regular shorts. I still get very sore though, and I am thinking about modifying the shorts by sewing some chamois or some neoprene onto the seat. The chamois would not cushion much, but could be lubed to allow for some sliding on the thwart, while the neoprene might cushion more. Any thoughts on which might be better? Also, as I mentioned, I don't get to row as much as I would like, but maybe if I could go more frequently I would "toughen up" and this issue would resolve itself. Any feedback from rowers, fixed-seat or otherwise, would be appreciated. Thanks.