Whilst building our second St Ayles skiff, Ouse Réwet, we’ve considered improving the footrests used on Lynn Réwet and come up with some options. The originals were always meant to be somewhat experimental and have actually done pretty well, considering they weren’t expected to last long. But now, with a bit of experience and an understanding of how important they are to rowing, we could do with something better.
So here’s a collection of examples trawled from other clubs (thanks and acknowledgements to their sources):
Rowporty – centred, rails glued to hull
Ullapool (Coigach)- centered, adjustment rail fixed to keelson
Ayle of Quinte – adjustment rails hung under thwart
We’ve made some prototypes, for comparison:
They’re at the North Lynn workshop, to see. Or use the Comments, below to have your say.