Rowing models are strictly for rowing and are all set up for traditional oars with bench seats and bronze oarlock sockets on the gunnel. Slide seat units can be installed in any model from the 11’6″ Westcoast
and larger, to convert a traditional rowboat to a rowing shell with the added benefit of a full body workout in a safe seaworthy boat. A slide seat unit includes the teak base, slide seat, tracks, adjustable foot brace and hinged bronze outriggers and oarlocks mounted on the gunnels. The slide seat base is removed by pulling four pins, and replacing the removable bench seat converts it back to a traditional rowboat, all in about five minutes.
Sailing models row identically to the rowing models, and can also be fitted with optional slide seat units and feature integral centerboard wells and mast step assemblies. A “pre-sail” model has these integral features included, but is purchased without the mast, lug, boom, sails, rigging, bronze centreboard, and rudder system.
There is no performance compromise whether the boat is used as a traditional rowboat, a slide seat rowboat, or a sailboat.