I'm having trouble finding an example of a dory with a drop in rowing unit...I enjoy rowing sliding seat and am ready to buy a unit but am a bit apprehensive considering the price. The boat sails and rows perfectly as is, but speed and efficiency when rowing would be great.
Does anyone (John) have some insight into how the drop in unit compliments the Northeaster Dory with a sailing rig? Specifically, do the modifications inhibit movement or comfort when the unit is out of the boat (under sail)?
The other complication:
My brother is building the tandem wherry, and he's got one unit already. Could I move my dory unit between the two boats? It would save a lot of money, no point in having 3 units between two people.