anything 'terribly wrong' w/slapping sliding seat rig into 14' Oday sailboat?

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  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/3961242706.html

    Not looking to win any races: row or sail.

    Just thinking it would be nice stable row boat with lots of storage/seating for general use, and my rough-eye ball design says the slider would be OK just clearing the center board.

    Yeah, you would need to tie the boom out of the way.

    How about even just fixed plank seat and couple oar locks with long oars. I think the beam of the boat should be about right.


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  2. philSweet
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    Are you trying to shame someone into buying it before you pull off your bastardization?:D
     
  3. Munter
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    How about just rigging a trap line to achieve much the same thing but at 1/10th the effort?
     
  4. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    Trap line???
     
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    You will soon get tired of rowing it as it drags its wide transom, but it should get you fit!
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It should row OK. Certainly, it won't be harder than many of the skiffs commonly used. The transom on those boats hardly touches the water and drags very little. Are you keeping the rig, and that is why the centerboard trunk will stay?
     
  7. messabout
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    It will surely row better than one of those tin Jon boats. A sliding seat is overkill for a boat that is a sailboat not a row boat. Get some long oars, a stool to sit on, and install something to push your heels against (a stretcher)

    In a breeze with the mast up it will not be much fun. Leave the mast ashore and have at it.
     
  8. Squidly-Diddly
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    Just thinking of a 'do it all' sport-utility boat(motor, sail, row/paddle, picnic, fishing, birdwatching, duckhunting, cargo, sleepaboard float camping) that is wider than a dory and has long bench seats.

    Getting "from here to there" in very shallow water reliably would be a big part of it.

    I'm kind of stuck on wanting sliding seat as fixed seat rowing only seems OK for very short distances and time periods.

    I'd say an easily dis-mountable (unstayed?) mast and boom that could sow on either side of dagger trunk and hang out the back would be key, so pictured boat not ideal.
     
  9. dan catalyst
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    dan catalyst Junior Member

    looks like you might just be able to get it up on plane if you add a second sliding seat, lol.
     

  10. gonzo
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    An unstayed mast would require a completely different rig and hull structure. Sliding seats can make you go faster, but to go any distance you will need to be in very good shape. Fixed seats are better for those who are not trained athletes.
     
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