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Rowing/weight drag


graham cawood wrote at 2014-02-18 01:17:26
A heavy rower will increase the rower/boat weight ratio. This will also increase the variation of boat speed - pulsing -  during the stroke, which could reduce overall speed. While it would be difficult to persuade a sculler to increase boat weight, he might in fact find that a boat of nearly 25% body mass might be faster - due to reduced pulsing. The sliding rigger boat has much less pulsing, and is apparently faster.


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