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Old 02-05-2019   #1
 
Ignacio, Colorado
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Adjustable-Trib/Aire 12' /boat seat

My friend and I want to be able to switch off during a day of rowing on 3-5 day trip.

We have a new 12' Tributary-Aire with Bighorn two compartment frame.

Drybox is under seat with sling system.
Seat is mounted drybox on a 3/4 inch plywood..good height. Oars at my knee's. I am 4'9". Works for me and then....
Friend is 5'11" needs seat 3 inches higher and seat back 6 inches so it does not hit her knee's.
Hoping someone out there has already figured this situation out.

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Old 02-05-2019   #2
 
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Move the oar towers and footbar forward the 6" when she rows. She will have to live with seat height. If you can move a couple components and the oar towers are high enough, seat height shouldn't be so critical.

I like running a paco pad on the drybox for a seat--lots more flexible for different rower sizes.

I'm 6'-6" and don't require an excessively high seat.
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Thanks...we of course can do that....have you ever seen oar tower extensions that are easy to switch.
I am okay of drybox pad....she has a tricky bad back...perfers a seat.
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Also less then perfect....when oars are moved up..not a center pivot point..thanks for your ideas.
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NRS towers are easy to swap. If you have 8", buy a set of 10", if you only use them for this trip, they're easy to resell. Even if you lose $15 on the deal, it's worth it for a trip.



Ever row with a stern frame?
Center pivot point isn't as critical as one might think. The boat pivots around its center of lateral resistance in the water, generally near the center of mass. It just "feels funny" when you're not pushing on that exact spot...but the boat still performs. I don't think 6" makes near as much of a difference.

I hear you on the bad back, that's a consideration worth working around.
Does she have a seat on her own boat she can bring over to yours? Maybe even rig it so she's sitting on it when she's your bow passenger?
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Cool I will look into those NRS towers. Thanks for the tips. I see your in MT....we have been trying to get on the Smith up there...for fun. Anything else we should be looking at if we get a permit.
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this could be the solution to your seat height.. I used to use these on my cat to get my seat a little higher when I was just using a seat bar. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...raft-149916383
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thanks....I will check it out
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also to help with the forward backward distance drill your holes in your 3/4 inch plywood off set.. as in near or towards the back of the board.. for you have the board facing forward with the holes closer to the near edge.. then when she rows reverse the board so that the holes are towards the back and reverse the seat. Hope that makes since.
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You mean other rivers to hit before or after? What kind of water interests you?
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