Originally Posted by tango
C'mon Tango... you must not have any shoulder injuries. There is nothing worse then kicking out several grand for repairs only to screw it up again doing something you shouldn't be doing. Sometimes your pride and desires need to take a back seat to common sense. I'm using "your" generically and don't mean you exclusively Tango.
Shady... even a wet exit can screw things up. I've popped mine out several times swimming. I thought I'd take up surfing since I can't really paddle anymore but everytime I take my last stroke and stand up it pops out and I have to put it back in while on the board. Needless to say I stopped surfing.
This summer I bought a one man pontoon for a few hundred bucks (7 foot tubes) and am able to get out there and have some fun. I think the oars helps strengthen but moderation is the key. I guide over 200 days averaging over 20 miles a day and really have no problems rowing... but they do get tired.