Mike Davenport on Rigging
Mike Davenport from MaxRigging talks how to learn boat rigging and the tools you need. Mike wrote THE book on rowing rigging – The Nuts And Bolts Guide to Rigging. Get it on his website www.maxrigging.com
Timestamps to the show
03:40 Background in rowing
05:15 Duct Tape versus WD40
08:00 New = Fast and Old = Slow. Not necessarily so.
10:50 Harry Mahon on how to teach a good catch. Use macons. A rocking chair sets you up for the catch
13:00 Rowing Tools – screwdriver, spanner / wrench. Yes that’s it for starting off.
14:55 Correct tightness for nut and bolts on a rowing boat. Use your fingers – the 2 finger test.
20:00 Rigging numbers – there is no set number which is perfect for you. It’s a range. Comfort is more important.
23:50 Hart Perry would do the World Rowing Champs measurements – published annually
26:30 Mike Teti buys “vanilla” oars
27:15 Rigging for novices
31:30 Rigging Tools for Newbies – the training course YOU need to do