Get customized, printer-friendly rigging numbers based on your measurements using the four-step form below:
Step 1: Select rower’s skill level
One way to classify a rower’s skill level is by age. Use these guidelines to help you make the correct selection
- Youth < 14 years
- Junior 14-18 years
- Senior 19-27 years
- Master > 27 years
Step 2: Select boat size
Step 3: How to measure
One of the most important items about rigging numbers is knowing how they were measured. Not knowing that basically makes the rigging numbers worthless. Here is how I measure rigging numbers.
Step 4: Fine tune your rigging numbers
You’ll notice that the rigging numbers are in ranges. To fine tune your ranges, do this:
- For oar and oarlock numbers: favor the right side of ranges for younger or less experienced rower(s), favor the left side of ranges for older or more experienced rower(s).
- Be consistent with your selection: if you favor the left side of a range for one dimension, favor the left side for all the dimensions.
- For female rowers: begin by favoring the right side of the ranges.
- For male rowers: begin by favoring the left side of the ranges.
- If in doubt as to what part of a range to use: be conservative; start in the middle of a range.
For more information about fine-tuning your numbers please refer to my book, The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Rigging or to the Special Report, Absolutely Maximize Your Rigging Numbers: Getting The Most From The Numbers You Use For Rigging Your Rowing Equipment.