Just like many other things when we are building row boats, we need to make plans and basic skills and knowledge of wood working. There are some things which we will have to consider when we are building the boats ourselves to make them safer for use.
There are a few factors which are very much effective for this purpose:
Width and length of the boat:
It’s better to make wider boats as they are more stable and have enough space where you can sit comfortably and keep essential things that you need. Boats which are lengthy are perfect for rowing and hold the course in fine direction. So you must decide the ratio of length and width of the boat intellectually for maintaining the balance between both of the factors.
Shape of the row boat:
Generally hull shape is perfect for the row boats. A hull shaped boat is perfect to maintain the structure and constancy of the boats.
Hull designs with flat bottoms are perfect as far as the constancy of the boats is concerned. Boats designed using flat hull are easy to structure and prepare. However there is only one disadvantage of these shapes which is that these make boats noisy when you are rowing.
You may also use round bottom designs of hull designs which are also used to make the boats stable enough.
Oars for the boats:
When you have longer oars, these allow perfect rowing as they give more strength during stroking. On the other hand short oars are a bit slow.
Design of the boats:
It is very important that you make the overall design of the boat perfectly and smartly. To make rowing pleasurable, you need an easy an even design and structure for the boat.
For a complete structure of boat, an efficient plan is needed in building a new boat. So if you are deciding to do this yourself, you must plan first. Considering the measurements and dimensions, you can get a strong design.