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No tandem, got a good price on this rig from a friend. The girlfriend wants to row too. Fits us with the dogs. Btw if you're thinking about a trailer winch (no she's not for sale) Murdochs has a 2500# pulled this pig out at Whitewater fully loaded on about a 45 degree ramp. One oar flat water 2 on bigger water.
 

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how do you time oar strokes to make sure you guys aren't defeating each other?
Did this with my 17 year old daughter on a Grand trip. Two small cat frames on 18' tubes. Worked great once we realized 1) rapids are too loud for discussions 2) she could not see me (she was up front).

I just matched her stroke for stroke. She made all decisions, I was just added power. Several times I found myself rowing as hard as possible to somewhere I did not want to go. But it worked out great and was wonderful in the wind and when we truly needed power, nothing quite like a "four stroke"!
 

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We did something similar once with the pig, a 28' pontoon. It was mainly for grins, but also a good chance (we thought) to train newbies. It turned out to be not a good trainer (better to sit behind the newbie with a whip or stick) and it was a pain to control, cause, you know, guides are an independent bunch.

But, that looks like a fun rig to try.
 

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Several times I found myself rowing as hard as possible to somewhere I did not want to go.
I can just picture this in my mind and it's hilarious! I can also see this setup being a major contributor to the breakup/divorce. There is a reason there is only one captain of a ship.

Still pretty cool I'd like to see this in action...on someone else's boat.
 

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I started in front while we practiced on a 5 day flat float. She tends to ship in the bigger stuff. Gonna move the oar locks back a drop to keep her from getting splashed so much. Next bimini!
 
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