How do I rig my Pocock?
How do I repair my racing shells?
How should I handle and my racing shell?
- Shells should be stored in a room temperature controlled, indoor facility. Avoid prolonged direct sunlight and excessive heat.
- Boat racks should be solidly built, perfectly level and give enough vertical clearance to safely maneuver the boats in and out.
- Cover the racks with a foam or rubber strip.
- Use a foam cradle when racking the boat on its stern or bow deck.
- Boats should be stored upside down on the racks.
- Rack Eights at the 2 and 7 stations, Fours at the bow and stern stations. Doubles/Pairs should be racked at the bow seat and the stern deck in a foam cradle. Singles at the wing mount and the bow deck in a foam cradle.
How do I maintain my new Pocock Racing Shell?
- Before rowing, make sure that all parts (riggers, footstretchers, seat tracks etc.) are tight.
- Wipe down the hull with a clean towel after every rowing session.
- If you row in salt or brackish water, thoroughly wash the boat with fresh water after every practice.
- Regularly wipe seat tracks and seat wheels with a clean, damp rag.
- Routinely wash the boat with a non-abrasive cleaner. An occasional waxing with a paste will make it easier to clean and keep the hull shiny. We also recommend Gel Gloss or Captain John’s Algae Remover.
- Periodically loosen and clean nuts, bolts and fittings. After cleaning, apply a light layer of Lanocote to these parts.
- Occasionally treat shoes with an anti-fungal spray.
- When needed, you can apply a few drops of “3 in 1″ oil to the axles of the plastic seats. (Carbon seats have sealed ball bearing wheels and do not need any lubrication).
- Do not row damaged equipment.
- Do not use products containing bleach to wash or clean your boat.
- Do not use WD-40 on any moving parts. This lubricant evaporates quickly, has minimal protective qualities and attracts dirt.
- Do not use duct tape on the boat or any parts. This quick fix leaves a lasting residue that is difficult to remove.
What Materials Are Used in Pococks?
- Carbon- Stiffness component. Used in gunwale and keel to simulate a beam, and throughout the hull for rigidity at minimal weight.
- Kevlar™- high impact resistance material. It is the same fabric used in bullet proof vests. A layer of Kevlar™ is used throughout certain boats to prevent breakage.
- Fiberglass- all purpose material. It is used where solid reinforcement fabric is needed.
- Closed cell foam core- advanced lightweight core material. The tiny enclosed cells prevent water absorption and provide a greater bonding surface with the skin.
What’s True Monocoque Construction?
How are Pococks Finished?
What Kind of Riggers Will My Boat Have?
What are the Seat and Track Specs?
What Kind of Footwear is in the Boats?
What is Pocock’s Warranty?
What is Pocock Doing About Salt Water Corrosion?
With all of the moving parts in a racing shell, it is nearly impossible to completely prevent corrosion. We have separated metals where we can, and use corrosion resistant alloys. For our stainless parts we use marine grade 316 stainless steel, the highest grade alloy available. While this particular alloy runs almost twice as expensive as standard alloys, we believe the results greatly justify the expense. We have seen a drastic difference in the corrosion resistance it provides. We are consistently experimenting with the use of various new metals, alloys and parts that will decrease salt water corrosion.
Beyond separating the metal and using non-metallic parts, we also use and recommend various lubricants and protectants that form a barrier around you metal parts. Boeing developed a product called Boeshield T-9 which displaces water from the metal parts and penetrates through existing corrosion. Boeshield will not harm paint (although we recommend keeping it off of the hull!) nor will it affect the nylon or plastic parts. One use of Boeshield should last a couple of months.
Of course, nothing is going to replace a good daily washing of the hull, all moving parts and the interior. Ideally, the seats should be removed and carefully cleaned after each row.
What is Hypercarbon™?
What is the difference between your Hypercarbon™ and Standard Line boats?
- Ultra stiff
- Aggressive hull shape
- Superior rigging
The Standard Line K1, K2, K4, C4 and E8 are designed for a myriad of club-wide uses. These models feature characteristics customer-tailored to individual needs and program preferences. Whether you row purely for recreation and fitness or like to get your whole team out on the water for a 2- matrix, the Standard Line models offer greater versatility of use over a wide range of skill levels.
- Stiff and durable
- Extremely rowable
- Worry-free rigging
- Low maintenance