By sanderroosendaal •
• Tags: double, OTW, rowing
April 14, 2015 @ 6:43 pm
Your Orca is a very pretty boat. I was looking at the other boats, are they all Wintechs? We have a new Wintech Quad that is lovely to row. I didn’t know that they sold many boats in Europe. Are they popular?
April 14, 2015 @ 7:53 pm
Yes, they are all Wintechs, American design made in China.
I am biased of course but our Orca is a more beautiful boat. That said, I have rowed a very nice Wintech quad, but haven’t found a Wintech double that I appreciated. But then, it may just have been badly rigged. And, as I said, I am biased.
April 14, 2015 @ 7:57 pm
In terms of doubles, I’ve rowed nothing but very old wintech. So, I don’t have anything to compare them to. I think that Wintech has improved their design a lot since then. Certainly the fit and finish is better now.
April 14, 2015 @ 8:06 pm
Wintechs are popular in Europe and European boat makers are scratching their head if they should compete with them on price. The smarter ones (I think) decided not to compete on price but on service and quality.