The Still Water Teaching Barge affords many benefits to all types of rowing programs. The benefits this powerful tool provides towards the a Novice Coach's ability to reduce the anxiety level for beginners is immeasurable. Not only can our barge do this, but it also adds to this sense of comfort the benefits of handling an actual oar right from the starts instead of an ergometer.
The Barge comes in durable, easy-to-assemble sections. Each section contains four (4) stations and can be assembled and dismantled in the water. This kit-like design allows for ::
• Great Fiscal Planning: Because our barge can be purchased in sections, there is no need to buy an elaborate set-up all at once. The thrifty customer could purchase sections and expand from 8 to 12 to 16 over the course of a few seasons, which introduces a greater amount of flexibility into any team's budget.
• Storage: The Barge can be disassembled and stacked out-of-the-way during the winter months when teams tend to be innactive on the main waterways. You can store a 43' barge with a footprint of only 12' 6" x 6', an alarmingly small amount of space!
| | above: closer view of the footboard and rigor
above: the walkway of our teaching barge
• Longevity: We know how hard novices can be on equipment. The capacity to understand the finesse of a veteran rower hasn't yet developed. We plan for the long term with a rugged fiberglass/epoxy skin, and high strength Piantedosi hardware made of anodized aluminum. The hull is coated with premium epoxy siloxane to protect the laminate materials and modular design. Repairs are easily done, and do not necessitate removing the entire piece of equipment from circulation.
• Distinction: Our exterior epoxy siloxane coating provides for an unlimited color selection to match your school or club colors. Set yourself apart from the pack and create a sense of unity amongst your team.
Still Water believes you shouldn't have to sacrifice stability for movement. Our design allows the coach to walk along the stable deck (see photos) for literal "hands-on" teaching, while the hull's sleek design and light weight makes for a fast, even ride; thus the students can feel their positive and negative effects on hull movement.
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