I know this forum is for the sport of rowing, but since you use oars and
spend a lot of time on the water (as do I), I thought you might have some
ideas about this...
I'm looking for a rowing workboat or fishing boat, 14-17 feet long, that would
row really well; not a competition machine, but something that I can knock
around on some lakes with, do some fishing in, and lay-about upon. There's a
big ad on the 'net for a place out on the West Coast of Canada that makes
really great-looking lapstrake rowboats, but about the time I spent
$6,000-$7,000 on a rowboat I would be dead from wifely gunshot wounds. Does
anybody know where I can get a decent boat, with low-maintenance materials
(fiberglass? plastic?) for even a couple of grand?
(I'm located in Minnesota -- a Midwestern source would be a bonus.)