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Old 02-01-2009   #11
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Boulder, Colorado
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Chip - you got it. its just a board you slide back and forth on. NRS offers one in a stern mount. The advantages to it are:
1. when rowing backwards it makes it easy to get your legs, which are usually a lot stronger than your arms, involved.
2. If you are stacking boats with frames on them the seat doesn't interfere.
3. They are cheap and easy to make.
4. they reasonably fit different sized rowers w/o adjustments.

El Flaco - I would love to see photos of a similar set-up. Thank you.

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Old 02-01-2009   #12
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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here are a couple of pics of the build. I did go the Harbor freight and buy a horizontal band saw. It was a really sturdy looking one that will last me the rest of my life for 139.99.

the single removable wheel will is removable and will also be replaced with a two wheel system like on the rear. The front belly bar for fishing pulls straight up and removed. The rear belly bar has wheels on the bottom that slides up for in water and down for land via a brass spring pin. The top "cross T" fittings on the belly bar slide joint come apart so I can disconnect the top "t"and pivot from the bottom "T" backwards and that way the wheels are under the frame and the belly bar is in the down position. I am still refining this frame. I am going to keep the length but remove a couple of bay bars and some uprights to make it lighter, The nice part about this homebuilt frame is I can configure it with an Allen wrench.

I am a big heavy guy and thats why I wanted all the support.

friends will help you carry stuff , a real friend will help you carry a body.

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Old 12-17-2009   #13
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spankey, I can't see you pics. Can you pm them to me?

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