This post is addressed to people who have rowed rowing shells in the past without the Piantedosi drop in unit, but used the sliding seat/wing of a stock shell like the MAAS 24 or PanAm 25 or ????? other shell on the market already fully built.
I've a queston/problem using the Piantedosi unit. I have had one in my VerryMerry rowing shell for several years now. The problem is the location of the foot pads on the Piantedosi having the feet too far apart. On a normal shell when I am pulling my arms aft as the seat goes aft during the stroke, my knees are b/t my two arms. Using the Piantedosi this is not the case. I have to spread my knees apart to make room for my arms which are coming aft.
The cause of this is the Piantedosi feet rest having the two feet spread to far apart imho. I'd have to be knotkneed for me to be able to have my arms coming aft and the knees b/t the arms. I'm saying this is very uncomfortable after a couple of miles.
I've a MAAS 4 and Little River PanAm 25 so I THINK I know what is normal as to what the foot spread b/t the two feet should be. I also have a Oxford shell in work right now with the idea of putting my Piantedosi drop in unit into .....but starting to have second thoughts. Why build something that you know isn't going to work right for you . Not the boat but installing a Piantedosi unit.
I can try to explain this in a differnt manner if this post is toooooo vague. Thank you.