View Full Version : Maiden voyage.....
03-20-2005, 03:57 PM
Went to the bug water on the Manistee and floated from just below King's to Weber's. Had a great day. The weather was fairly doable while we on the water, it was the drive home that sucked. My buddy met us over there from TC and gave me the low down and taught me the ropes. I can't wait to get back out, looks like next Tuesday.
03-20-2005, 06:11 PM
Something that I forgot to add....While on the oars, my knees seemed to get in the way. I moved the oarsman seat back and forth and didn't really seem to remedy this. What I did not do was change the oar locks from the front to the rear position.
If someone could touch on the set-up again...I think it was Herb, it would be greatly appreciated.
03-21-2005, 01:59 PM
Matt, I don't know how tall you are but I know that in by Hyde it was necessary to shift the seat as far back as possible, move the oarlocks to the forward position and raise them. Of course the seats sit low or the deck is high which forces our knees upwards. Get in the habit of using the foot rest and perhaps dig a bit deeper with the oars. If it feels like work and you are not comfortable something is amiss. Keep the heavier guy in the front and don't overcorrect. If I see ya coming, I will get out of the way.
03-21-2005, 08:48 PM
That is awesome Matt. Glad you broke in the new boat.
Where are you floating next tuesday? I will be at the cabin next mon, tues & weds. Will primarily fish the PM, but might venture up to BM for few.
Glad to here that everything went smooth, besides, racking your knees a few times.
03-21-2005, 10:26 PM
Just going to go nymph and streamer fish the Upper Manistee again.
Thanks for the advice lp...it seems like the footrest is too close and I had the seat back quite a ways, but I'll readjust next time. I'm about 6'1"......
03-22-2005, 08:33 AM
Ah, ya I am 6'3". I moved my foot rest forward to get my legs lower. Take Care. lpdrifter
03-22-2005, 09:10 AM
You can raise the oars up by using about an inch and a half of 1/2" PVC as a shim . This is what a lot of folks are doing to get the oars above the knees.
Is Jim Webber still there? I know he had the place up for sale, and I was hoping he would still be around.
03-23-2005, 05:45 PM
Yep, Jim is still there and still has the place for sale. It sucks to see him leave.
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