I'm putting together a wish list for my Skerry purchase and was poking around the various rowing accessories available. CLC's product description sold me on the need for a second rowing station so the craft is trim with more than one passenger.
Is their wisdom in making one station closed oarlocks and one horn/open oarlocks? On a typicla rowboat when I pull the oars in they stay in their mounts and the blades sit in the boat. I am thinking the Skerry oars could stay in the closed oarlock and the shafts could rest in the horn oarlocks while under sail. This could free up space inside the boat. It would also provide a sort of rail that the kids could rest their fishing rods on without Dad starting to sputter about 5 coats of varnish (although the CLC oars look to be works of art in their own right).
And speaking about kids and oars - has anyone tried using both rowing stations on a Skerry at the same time? Would quickly settle the "who gets to row" arguments while dad kicks back in the stern.
Thanks - John
PS And the risers just seem like a nice addition - I'd be curious if someone out there has other thoughts on these as well.