Originally Posted by rwhyman
That looks like a sweet set up, but if it's mounted on your foot bar does it get in the way of your oars or is it far enough forward that it's not a problem? I have short legs and my foot bar maybe closer than yours.
Thanks! It's far enough forward so it's not in the way. It's in the middle so the oars hitting it wouldn't be an issue, I was more worried about being able to lean forward and take a full stroke without me hitting it, and that hasn't been an issue either. I'm about 5'10" btw. I don't have a picture with it on the fully loaded rig off hand but here's another while I was building it:
My umbrella is just a $20 special from Sam's Club. (yes, I do take some flack for the rainbow configuration...haha. but it does tilt and have a two piece pole, fiberglass ribs are nice since they give in the wind. It seems that having one with the vent in the top helps the wind go through quite a bit too.)
Does anyone else reinforce their umbrella pole with a dowel inside it? I haven't had any issues but seen a few snap especially when the holder pole is too short.