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Details of Our Non-adjustable Canoe Rowing Outriggers

Important:  Crossbar cannot be more than 8 inches longer than width of canoe at point where it will be installed in order to make sure that the free leg of the outrigger will overlap the gunwale enough to be clamped to it.

Most customers will want our new-style adjustable rowing outriggers.   But if the simplicity of the old style appeals to you, here they are!

The old-style rowing outriggers are 15 inches wide, outside to outside.

One leg plugs into the crossbar. The other leg we call the "free leg."   The free leg returns to the cockpit and is clamped to the gunwale.

This picture is a little out of date.  Design of the rowing bushing (socket that accepts oarpin at top of picture) has changed.  See photo two panels below for updated image.

The outrigger puts the oarlock socket about 12" outboard of the end of the crossbar.  The total length of the "free" leg of the outrigger is 18 inches.

Adjustable extensions are available if you want to be able to increase the length of the free leg.  With extensions, you can use a longer crossbar to get the oarlocks even further apart.

Request extension in comment section of your checkout page.   There will be a $45 additional charge 

In this photo you can see how the free leg of the rowing outriggers returns to the gunwale and is clamped to the gunwale.

The other leg plugs into the crossbar.  The crossbar can be up to 8" longer than the width of the canoe and still have enough of the free leg overlapping the gunwale to be able to clamp it there securely.  Thus, for example, a 38" wide canoe could be fitted with up to a 46" long crossbar.  Or a 32"-wide canoe could take up to a 40" crossbar.   Remember, the canoe width measurement must be taken at the point where the free leg will rest, and that is zero to 10 inches forward of the front edge of the seat, depending on your preference.

Photo at left illustrates the current design of rowing bushings (the black part) and the optional lift blocks we sell if you want bushing mounted higher for more clearance between your knuckles and your knees on return stroke.

Where to next?

Main Canoe Rowing Page - click here



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