Bay Shells Rowing

Phone: 206-954-2291

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PO Box 804

Seahurst, WA 98062


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HISTORY

Recreational Rowing

 

 


Club/Learn to Row

 

 


Collegiate & Juniors

 

 


Open Water Racing & Rowing

 

 

Specs & Features

Hull

Rigger

Footstretchers

Seat

Hardware

Tracks

Hatches/plugs

Fin

Splashguard

Bailer

Bow ball

Number clip

LIfting Handle

 

 

 

Bay Shells Rowing presents a superb single by combining a racing shell’s feel and glide with the exceptional ability to handle a variety of rowing conditions in flat or open water. The Bay Twenty One is designed to be the most stable, comfortable, responsive and durable shell for recreation and Open Water Speed.

  • Overall Length 21’-3”
  • Beam at waterline 16”- 16.75” (dependent on rower’s weight)
  • Accommodates: Lightweight Women to Heavyweight Men
  • Weight unrigged approx. 35 pounds, rigged approximately 41 pounds

The Bay 21 is proudly made in the U.S.A.

 
Hull

The three main design points of focus are stability, responsiveness and durability.  The hull design is a collaboration between Bay Shells and elite racing shell designer Bill Tytus of Pocock Racing Shells.  The 16”-16.75” beam at waterline provides a comfort level not found in racing singles.  The “U” shaped hull gives a responsiveness and run that is unmatched in other recreational or open water shells.  The deep hull rides comfortably above choppy water and high buoyancy gives the boat the ability to support a wide range of rower’s weights.

Construction of the hull is handmade by the fine builders at Pocock Racing Shells (www.pocock.com) at their state of the art facility in Everett, WA.  They have over 100 years of shell building experience and their quality is unmatched in the industry.  We would trust no one else to make our hulls.  The fiberglass skin is carbon reinforced at specific load bearing and stress points producing a stiff, durable and resilient hull.  The deck is attached to the hull while it is still in the mold thus creating a perfect boat every time.  Using a “deck-in” seam to connect the hull to the deck produces an incredibly strong joint.  By eliminating a ridge that hangs beyond the bow and stern decks, there is nothing to get snagged on low rowing docks when launching or docking.

Longitudinal stiffness comes from the deep hull shape, the “deck-in” seam as well as a 1” wide vertical foam stringer running the length of the hull.  The hull comes only in white because of the manufacturing process.  Optional “Club Version” has the hull reinforced with an extra layer of fiberglass.  The slight additional weight (approx. 4 pounds) is worth its weight in gold with regards to durability in the proper application.

Additional information on the manufacturing process by the craftsmen at Pocock Racing Shells is available at (www.pocock.com)

 
Rigger

The rigger is made of T-6 aircraft grade hard anodized aluminum.  It is designed to be stiff, durable and can be perfectly rigged in just a few minutes. The rigger is adjustable from bow to stern on three mounting holes on 1 inch centers (additional holes can be ordered if needed).  In a matter of second the oarlock height can be adjusted by using the snap-out spacers.  Additional risers can be placed under the rigger or the rigger can be custom ordered at just about any height you desire. 

For the ultimate in adjustability, stiffness and style, we offer an optional carbon wing with aluminum bowbraces.  It is infinitely adjustable to fit your exact preference and looks sharp!

 

Seat

The standard seat is a super durable injection molded plastic workhorse. The axles on the single carriage seat roll on long lasting bushings.  An optional black carbon fiber seat has ultra-light, smooth flowing and sealed bearings.  The carbon seat sits approximately ¼” lower than the plastic seat and is as much a beautiful work of art as it is a high performance seat.

 
Footstretchers

The carbon fiber footboard is available with PRS Racing Sandals.

  • The Pocock Racing Sandal (PRS) gives the comfort and breathability of a sandal with the support of a shoe.  These will provide a strong and firm rower to boat connection. Available in two sizes: Small fits up to men’s size 10 and Large fits over men’s size 10.
 
Hardware

All standard hardware is 316 grade stainless steel.  This is specifically designed for harsh marine environments and is a step above what most other boat builders offer.  

 
Tracks

The tracks are hard anodized 32” long and fully adjustable bow to stern. The 12” wide track spacing provides added stability over narrower tracks offered on other single shells and also eliminate “track bites” on your calves. You may order 36” long tracks. Tracks are secured to the deck using nylock nuts to ensure that they do not move.

 
Hatches and plugs

All hatches and plugs are screw closure for the most effective and reliable waterproof seal.

 
Fin

The fin is low profile, and low drag durable plastic. Our testing has shown that this is the optimum fin for this boat. Due to the length of the stern and position of the fin, we have found that this fin is very effective in all conditions.

 
Splashguard

The optional splashguard is simple, functional and economical. It is a separate component that can be easily replaced if damaged or broken off. It is designed to work in unison with the open water cockpit rim to help keep the rower and cockpit dry.

 

Bailer

The optional bailer is a suction style found on small rowing and sailing boats throughout the world. Once opened, and when the boat is moving forward, the limited volume cockpit can be drained in a matter of a few strokes. The bailer may be left open to constantly bail or closed to reduce drag.

 
Bow ball

carbon seatThe optional Bow ball is attached using two 316 stainless steel screws, waterproof silicone and high strength self-adhering rescue tape.

 

Number clip

Number ClipThe number clip is industry standard construction and highly durable. It is screwed and siliconed to the bow deck and accepts all standard bow numbers.


 

Lifting Handle

Much like all open water/recreational shells, the girth of the boat can be a bit cumbersome to carry. The handle mounted in the bow section of the cockpit is made of a very strong glass fiber reinforced technopolymer. That is a fancy way of saying a fiberglass reinforced plastic composite material. Boats can be ordered without the handles upon request.