|Here are shown ten men rowing, their oars in mid stroke, a Bowhook, and the Coxswain using a Rudder for steering. Though easier for the Coxswain to use a Rudder, it slows the boat down...the Rudder presenting more drag than that of a Sweep Oar. This photo taken in 1959 of the USNS Buckner team during practice in the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The Buckner team placed third in that race.
We...that is - MSTS owned two monomoys...one carvel built...possibly the one shown in the photo, and the other Diagonal Built - essentially a double planked hull...making it significantly heavier than the other.
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