Long distance OTW row planned

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pagomichaelh
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Re: Long distance OTW row planned

Post by pagomichaelh » May 2nd, 2021, 10:32 pm

OregonERG wrote:
May 1st, 2021, 1:30 pm
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What kind of boat will you guys be using?
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By financial preference, and if they'll allow it, one of the rowing association's Swift FISA coastal.

If the politics get too obnoxious, I may well just buy my own. I wish I could try a Race1 Wavecutter. Other boats in it's class doesn't have the open stern. I've a query in for shipping costs from Oz to here. And too bad they don't have a double version. It's not that the double is faster, it's that you can jam a musubi or a ripe banana in your mouth and not loose forward motion.

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Re: Long distance OTW row planned

Post by OregonERG » May 3rd, 2021, 10:18 pm

pagomichaelh wrote:
May 2nd, 2021, 10:32 pm
If the politics get too obnoxious, I may well just buy my own. I wish I could try a Race1 Wavecutter. Other boats in it's class doesn't have the open stern. I've a query in for shipping costs from Oz to here. And too bad they don't have a double version. It's not that the double is faster, it's that you can jam a musubi or a ripe banana in your mouth and not loose forward motion.
Well, whatever you end up with is better than the other 99.9999% of humanity. I am super jealous. I'll be in my driveway rowing my measly hour and thinking of guys like you and Thor Heyerdahl! Kon-Tiki had more drag than the Wavecutter, so I am sure you'll be fine!
48 years, 6'0 & 170 lbs. | 2km - 6:59.2 / 5km - 18:13.7 / 30 min - 8085m / 10km - 37:12.5 / Hour Best - 15,823m

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