If you want to row, and be fast, you need to be ableto balance your boat. Makes sense, right?
But how often do you think about the specifics of balance? How about the physics of balance?
Well . . . Steve Kerr, of Furnivall Sculling Club, has actually done that for you. He has a very, very detailed site specific to the balance of rowing shells, http://www.btinternet.com/~furnivall.sc/fscbrb.htm.
A little bit dry, and a little bit long, but the information is great, and just might help your rowing be faster.
My only regret about the site is that I could find nothing about balancing a checkbook. (That's something I could really use help with.)
Check it out, well worth the visit.