Buy a Rowing Boat
Rowing boats come in all shapes and sizes, depending on whether
it is for recreation or competition, and where you intend to row -
inland or coastal. However for those starting out a general purpose
rowing boat is ideal.
Types of Rowing Boat
For those wishing to row on coastal waters, a
'Gig' may be more appropriate as these boats are built withstand
the forces of the ocean. If you have a competitive egde,
racing boats are designed for speed and cut through the water with
ease although only suitable for flat calm water areas such as
rivers and lakes.
Recreational boats are generally wide for
stability and have fixed seats to accommodate a crew of 1-6 people
who use wooden oars to power the boat. Single and double boats are
steered by the rowers pulling harder on one side of the boat,
whereas in larger boats a steersman controls the steering using a
rudder. Rowing boats designed for the river have a flat bootom
whereas boats designed for sea trips, such as Gigs, usually have a
keel that enables them to cut through waves.
Racing boats are long and narrow for speed, and
have sliding seats so the rower/s can use their legs to generate
additional power to the oars. Racing boats come in 1, 2, 4, and 8
crew; single and double boats are steered by the rowers pulling
harder on one side of the boat. In larger boats there is a rudder
controlled by the coxswain or by one of the crew. Racing oars are
typically made of modern synthetic material such as carbon fibre
and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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* These costs are only a rough guide and may
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