The Alden Star 29 Double/Pair was originally designed to create a stable platform for adaptive rower competing in the 2001 FISA World Championships. Since then the rigger and hull design have been modified for all rowers on flat and in open water rowing.. The Alden Star 29′ has received international acclaim for its stability, appearance, and convertibility from a double to a pair.(Requires additional Pair riggers.)The advanced hydrodynamic hull design incorporates a unique, reverse transom and step stern, to reduce drag and increase lift. Central positioning of the rower, and even distribution of fore and aft hull volume, provides equal buoyancy at the catch and finish of the stroke to reduce pitch and drag.The flat bottom provides stability while the slightly flared bow provides lift over waves, helping to maintain a powerful, even stroke.The Star positions you for maximum performance. Oarlocks are placed forward of the uniquely designed canted rigger, allowing rowing through the pin at the catch for a longer stroke.Rigging is mounted with internal and external plates to insure strength, but can be removed in less than a minute. Oarlocks can be adjusted for pitch, spread range (60″-65″), and extra long oarlock pins provide the vertical adjustment for varying water conditions.
SpecificationsLength: 29’Width: Waterline Beam: 19″ Overall Beam: 21″Weight: 85 lbs rigged (carbon) 95 lbs rigged (fiberglass) Funtional Wt Cap: Approx. 450 lbs Construction: Vacuum bagged laminate of stitched fiberglass and vinylester resin,10-12 mil. gel coat finish,full length stringer creates I-beam construction, floatation. Features: Enclosed skeg box, two access ports, on deck storage, removable bow line. Sweep Riggers Available.