Friday 27 August 2010

Front-rowing trimaran

Another newsletter hits the inbox, this time from Ron Rantilla, inventor and maker of the Frontrower system. The headline item is a rather strange-looking front-rowing trimaran. The amas can be moved inboard when rowing, so the oars can drop down properly, and extended right out for sailing.
The kayak was built by Axel Ziegler in Switzerland, with the collaboration of German boatbuilder Jurgen Volker, who supplied a stitch-and-glue kit of his Razor design.
When reading Ron's newsletter, be sure to scroll down and read about the Native Alaskans who wanted to give their sons a suitable rite of passage. They built a couple of Ron's boats and Frontrowed all the way round a local island - over 150 miles. Great stuff.

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