The U.S Patented Gryffyn Rower consists of compact, streamlined gearboxes with oars, a foldable/stowable rigger unit, and a choice of sliding seat or sliding rigger, all mounted on a center rail. The Gryffyn Rower is adaptable to rowboats, canoes, open-cockpit kayaks, and other types of watercraft.
The oars can be stowed while you are underway so that your hands are free for camera, binoculars, clothing, snacks, fishing, etc. This innovative system eliminates constantly checking backwards over your shoulder and wondering just where you’re really headed.
Feathering the oars independently with just two thirds of a normal twist, in whichever direction is preferred, is a patented new and unique capability of the Gryffyn!
Innovative Design Features:
- Reduced Wrist Rotation™
- Feathers 85° between hard stops across a full oar swing of 170°
- Fully Sealed Enclosure – impervious to seawater, sand , mud, and debris
- Turnkey Operation – no user accessible parts or adjustments
- Smooth, Streamlined Form Factor
- Tool-free assembly for hassle-free installation and removal
- V-rigger design allows excellent leverage & turning
- Feathering factory set in either direction of wrist motion (‘normal’ or ‘reverse’)
- Rapid assembly – under 5 minutes in or out of the boat
Durable Construction Features:
- Lubricated, hardened gearing, sealed in a fully enclosed gearbox
- Use of high-strength aluminum alloys & stainless steels
- Gearbox slides/rotates on close-fitting, Teflon-lined bearings
- Carbon-fiber oars for maximum strength with minimum weight
- Assembly weight under 30 pounds (oars + gearboxes + rigger)
Sliding rigger system: fixed seat attached to a sliding trolley which carries the rigger arms, gearboxes, & oars, propelled by the rower’s feet & legs
Sliding seat system: typically used in racing shells & sculls
Combination system: both options in one unit, out on the water – no need to come ashore or change out any parts. Particularly appealing for shared use of a boat by different rowers