How to carry a single scull | Faster Masters Rowing Radio
How to carry a single scull | Faster Masters Rowing Radio – the podcast for masters rowers. Tips, advice and discussion from Marlene Royle and Rebecca Caroe.
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01:00 This Past Week – what we do to advocate for masters rowing.
04:00 How to carry a single scull
Marlene was photographed in Steve Kiesling’s 1991 book, the Complete Recreational Rower and Racer carrying her single.
07:00 Watch a video of how to carry a single scull. Rebecca lifts each boat out of the water.
Showing how to find the balance point.
Lifting to waist height – rest the shell on your thighs for stability.
LIfting to riggers vertical and carry on your shoulder or at waist height (in the crook of elbow)
Lifting to carry the boat above heads, resting on your head.
– Wing rigger
– 3 stay rigger
– Reverse wing rigger
12:35 Marlene’s cautionary tale about carrying a wing rigger on a windy day
Carry the boat with your hands in 2 different places to give more stability – not opposite each other on the gunwales.
A wider grip is possible when you hold the riggers
15:15 practice by putting the boat on slings / trestles. Pick it up until you find the balance point. Walk around and put it down several times.
Put the boat on a rack – a low rack is easy to use as you can rest the boat on your thighs.
Practice holding the boat and rolling it over the right way up and upside down using your thighs to rest the hull on while turning.
Practice carrying the boat above heads with straight arms
Practice putting the boat on a high rack or on your car roof rack.
21:00 Upper body strength is needed – about 30lbs is the weight of a rigged single – in order to carry the boat over your head. Do an arm press up to 30lbs to get stronger.
27:00 Is a wet launch pick up easier for a single scull?
Don’t leave your oars floating on the water when taking your boat out of the water.