Malta Fishing Forum
International Game Fish Association
News:
 
*
Latest Gallery Pictures






WEATHER FORECASTS
Luqa Station Malta North Virtual Buoy West Coast Dingli Cliffs Cirkewwa Mellieha
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Recreational Rowing  (Read 1360 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
wickedstreak
MFF

Offline Offline

Posts: 3


« on: September 13, 2009, 12:19:55 CET »

Hello All.
I'm thinking of taking up rowing for exercise.  Not really keen on kayaks, sculls or shells, would prefer a more 'conventional' kind of boat.  Something seaworthy and not requiring too much maintenance, suitable for rowing along the coast, able to take up to two people and perhaps a very small outboard.  Any ideas?
Thanks.
Logged
fish-noob
Premium Member
Active User
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 192



« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 13:49:47 CET »

why dont you get a canoe or kayak? believe me it will prove to be a work out, you'll have minimal maintenance / less space etc.... i spent five years.. and miss those times. it will be the first thing i get when i'll have my own garage.

here are singles and two seater.. we even used to organize three day expeditions around malta.
Logged
galeacw
Active User
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 29


« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 19:26:31 CET »

I have one ... made of fibre and its a sit on top canoe... its fun but if you are new to rowing i suggest practising in a bay which is safe with possibly no wind or rih il-gewwa as it might get you too far out! SAFETY FIRST Smiley
Logged
fish-noob
Premium Member
Active User
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 192



« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 19:33:02 CET »

yes galeacw, i second your comments. if one does a search for emergency procedures - canoe rolls, quick ejection ( head in water), blood circulation, knowledge of sea traffic and movement etc... wearing a high vis life vest and gloves are always a good idea.


like any other sport it needs its own time to practice in a rewarding and safe enviroment.

Wink
Logged
wickedstreak
MFF

Offline Offline

Posts: 3


« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 18:33:51 CET »

Thanks for your comments fish-noob and galeacw.  If I decide to go for a kayak I would probably want to take a beginner's course, e.g. like those offered by Rugged Coast Adventures - no point in taking unecessary risks.  But what would you say about a frejgatina?  How much would a decent one cost?
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Recent Posts
[Yesterday at 14:29:54]

[May 18, 2017, 18:18:38 CET]

[May 09, 2017, 10:43:10 CET]

by skip
[May 05, 2017, 07:55:15 CET]

[May 03, 2017, 07:03:56 CET]

[April 22, 2017, 21:13:47 CET]

[April 13, 2017, 07:28:22 CET]

[April 08, 2017, 20:26:19 CET]

[April 06, 2017, 09:19:19 CET]

by skip
[April 03, 2017, 19:46:20 CET]

[March 16, 2017, 08:59:55 CET]

[March 16, 2017, 08:54:59 CET]

[March 15, 2017, 15:59:08 CET]

[March 15, 2017, 15:57:46 CET]

[March 06, 2017, 17:23:14 CET]
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM