Oxford Shell Mods

Posted by Nathan Osborn on Oct 12, 2004

I'm interested in stretching the Oxford Shell from 20'6" to 22 or 23 feet, and narrowing it up a bit. It will be used in calm waters (no need for as much freeboard), and I don't want to change the displacement that much. Can anyone point me to a guide on how to do this? I want to make it faster - my girlfriend is an experienced rower, but currently boatless. She'd love a real racing shell, but I can't afford one. Plus, they're ugly.

Anyway, thanks for the help. I'll keep everyone posted as I go...