A few years ago, when I was planning the “Old Man in a Boat Tour” as trip on European waterways, I went down to the US to test out the EZ Row system. I particularly wanted a forward rowing system since I can’t turn my head very well due to a neck injury and I sort of like the idea of seeing where I am going rather than where I have been! The designer/inventor and builder (Ed Nemeth) is an old guy like me and I got to try it out rigged up on his canoe (the day after he had just completed a 72-mile race!). I was sold – it is well machined and well thought out. I ordered one, which fortunately took only about 3 weeks to come (at the time Trump was throwing tariffs on all things Canadian and I was afraid I would get caught in some sort of border/customs dispute).
It came in a big box and there were lots of parts:
But I finally got it ready to test out (in my canoe). And rowed off into the sunset! After two years of practicing with it on the canoe, all that remains now is to adapt it to the shape of a new boat (the Greta T).