Super super cool frame, Paul7 and WMW! Was pricing comparable to similar high performance frames?
Originally Posted by Will Amette
How much does the position of the oar towers change when you add the forward bays? I'd be concerned that would change how the boat handled. I think I've noticed handling changes when my frame had shifted forward on a trip this year.
After running a variety of stern, 2-bay, 3-bay, and 4-bay frames on 15-16' boats, I believe that oar tower placement makes way less difference than you'd think.
Passenger (weight) and gear placement make a MUCH bigger DIFFERENCE.
The boat doesn't pivot around the oar towers. It pivots somewhere between the center of lateral resistance in the water (friction/water resisting the turn) and the center of gravity (inertia of all the gear resisting the turn)