1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #44[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rowing System For Solo Canoeists
"EZ Row" consists of a 34-in. long frame made out of 1-in. stainless steel tubing that clamps to the middle of the canoe. It has standard-size oars fitted with special spoon-shaped blades that increase efficiency over conventional flat blades, according to inventor Mike Nesseth. Oars mount in special pivoting mechanical linkages equipped with brass bushings that transmit more energy to the blades to increase blade speed, he says.
A canvas suspension seat and foot straps hang from the rowing framework.
"Sitting in the middle of the canoe not only provides more comfort and leverage for the solo canoeist, but body momentum actually helps propel the boat forward," Nesseth says. "The lower center of gravity also gives the boat more stability, especially in strong winds."
The system weighs 30 lbs. and installs in about five minutes.
Sells for $350 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, EZ Row, 21215 Iverson Avenue, Forest Lake, Minn. 55025 (ph 651 464-7318).
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