Double Rigging


Five us (Lorna, Roger, Larry, Ted and Jim) bought a Pocock double for $3,000 from Barbara Gregory "" through the LWRC. The tail numbers are GPRAP212M79J

GPR makes it a Pocock. Maybe the P means it's a pair/double? It's rigged as a double and we don't know if it could be alternatively rigged as a pair. 212 built that year? And what year July 90 or sometime in 1979?

It's 31 feet long with the pins set about 61" apart. The width at the gunwailes at the stroke pins is 1'-5 1/4" - at the bow pins, 1'-6", so the riggers are not the same.

My wooden (Harper) Pocock sculls are 118" (9'-10") long with 33.5" (2'-9.5") inboard. My wooden (LWRC) Pocock sculls are 115" (9'-7") long with 33" (2'-9") inboard.


Stan Pocock, at the Festival, said the double was built for lightweights or women since the stretchers were sloped (so you don't hit your calfs when set short). He also thought it was built in 1979 and said that any cross-braced double can be rigged as a pair.

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