Wondering if anyone has come across a good reference that describes the preferred geometry of a sliding seat/outrigger setup for a recreatioinal rowing shell.
Years ago I had a Graham shell which I put many miles on. Now I'm looking at building the Oxford Shell, but I'd also like to build my own riggers, and the Piantedosi drop in sliding seat rig looks fine, but I think it might put the oars higher off the water than I want them.
Trouble is, I don't know what the proper relationship between rigger height, distance from rower, oar length, oar overlap, and even oar length/boat length. Seemed everything on my Graham shell was just right. I'd like to duplicate something similar in stich ' glue.