Rowing a FS ??????

Hi : anyone out there ever set the Scot up for rowing? I would like to install portable oar locks on the port & starboard decks & row the Scot when I get becalmed or want to go from the mooring to the main dock without hoisting the sails . I would like to benefit from someone's experience rather then recklessly try to position oarlocks until they are in the correct position for efficient rowing . Please advise ! Thanks, Bill from Brooklyn NY

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You might actually consider sculling with a single long oar vs t

You might actually consider sculling with a single long oar vs traditional rowing. I have used a single long paddle when there is light wind/no current and simply need to move the boat around the harbor. Use a bungee cord around one of the transom rings to hold the paddle in place.

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Thanks for all of those that replied to my query about rowing th

Thanks for all of those that replied to my query about rowing the Scot . I know the boat moves so well in the slightest wind & it seems irreverant to ask BUT, I have been out when the wind died & I could not get home without anchoring against the ocean current & waiting for the wind to come up . Bill , Brooklyn NY

I have asked this question before without any real response.

I have asked this question before without any real response. I would like to do the same thing. Perhaps we could investigate together. I was thinking of sculling oars and oarlocks. I think they would be long enough. Any thoughts on seats or just sit on the deck and straddle the mast? Dan

Maybe someone has done it successfully, but it seems to me that

Maybe someone has done it successfully, but it seems to me that oarlocks would be a huge invitation to snagged jib sheets and other troubles. I hate getting becalmed, too, but I keep two telescoping canoe paddles aboard. Much easier to stow than longer oars. I sit on the foredeck with one leg on each side of the forestay and paddle from there. If you have any distance to go, you'll get a good workout, but I just don't think oars and locks are a practical solution. Not the answer y'all were looking for, but ... Regards, Kurt

Kurt Steinbock

FS 3879

There is no reason why one could not install oar locks that go i

There is no reason why one could not install oar locks that go into a a fitting that is flush with the deck. The fitting usually has a hole for the oarlock.The fitting could go at the deck edge through the generous lip that is on gunwale. G.Karafiath FS3512