How to Set up and Rig your Matrix Single, Double or Quad

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Single & Double Rigging Assembly

Tools for rigging Singles / Doubles [sculling]

Tools for rigging singles and doubles

  1. 2 x 7/16” wrenches
  2. 9/16” wrench
  3. Tape measure
  4. Marker

Each seat should have the following parts:

Parts

  1. Frame, WR01
  2. 2 x outboard assemblies
    • Pin, ES02.01
    • Bottom nut & Washer ESS08.01, ESS08
    • Oarlock, ESS07
    • Height Washers, ESS06, ESS05A3
    • Top bolt & Washer, ESS05
  3. 4 x Mounting bolts & Lock washers, WR03
  4. 2 x Aluminum backing plates, WR04

Assembly Instructions

Step One

Line Rigger up with holes on flange. Line up pin with bulkhead at stern end of tracks for first row if unfamiliar with wing system.

 

Step Two

Insert mounting bolt & washer  through all four corners of wing rigger and through the carbon flange of hull.

 

Step Three

Place aluminum backing plate on underside of carbon flange, over the ends of the mounting bolts, on each side of hull, and thread a lock nut on each bolt [no washers needed].

 

Step Four

Tighten each mounting bolt with two 7/16” wrenches.

Step Five

Setting Spread [span]
Insert one pin into middle of slot and tighten with 9/16” wrench.

Measure distance from furthest track to center of pin. Use this measurement to set pin on other side. Pins should now be centered. Measure distance from center of one pin to center of other pin and you have your spread. If you want to adjust, move each pin in or out an equal amount.

Now that wing is set, position your footstretchers for your optimum stroke. Then row, check trim of boat. If the bow is down too much at finish, move wing and footstretcher to stern. If stern too low at catch, move wing and footstretchers toward the bow. These adjustments allow you to minimize rocking, achieve near level trim throughout stoke, and maximize hull efficiency.

 

Pair Rigging

Tools for rigging Pair [sweep] Wings:

  1. 2 x 7/16” wrenches
  2. ¾” wrench
  3. Tape measure
  4. Marker

Each seat should have the following parts:

  1. Frame, WRM
  2. Outboard assembly
    • Pin, ESR02.W
    • Bottom nut & Washer, ESR03.01, ESR03
    • Oarlock, RR06
    • Height Washers, RR05A1, RR05A2
    • Top bolt & Washer, RR05.02
  3. Backstay assembly, LTM2-
  4. 5 x Mounting bolts & Lock washers, WR03
  5. 1 lg. fender washer
  6. 2 x Aluminum backing plates, WR04

Assembly Instructions:

Step One

Line Rigger up with holes on flange. Line up pin with bulkhead at stern end of tracks for first row if unfamiliar with wing system.

 

Step Two

Insert mounting bolt & washer through all four corners of wing rigger and through the carbon flange of hull.

 

Step Three

Place aluminum backing plate on underside of carbon flange, over the ends of the mounting bolts, on each side of hull, and thread a lock nut on each bolt [no washers needed].

Step Four

Tighten each mounting bolt with two 7/16” wrenches.

 

Step Five

Setting Spread [span]
Measure width of the hull [outside flange to outside flange] in line with block.

Divide that measurement in half. Place that number on the edge of the flange closest to the block and extend the tape out to the block. Mark the block at the desired spread.

 

Step Six

Insert pin at the mark, slide on washer, and tighten bottom nut securely.

 

Step Seven

Insert mounting bolt through short tube of backstay assembly. Insert through flange through one of the 3 hole groups. Place large fender washer underneath flange and screw on lock nut. Tighten with 7/16” wrenches.

 

Step Eight

Extend backstay assembly by holding the long tube and turning the center ‘nut’ of the threaded pitch adjuster, at the base of the assembly, until the hole in long tube lines up with the threaded hole in the pin.

Step Nine

Place split lock washer, then flat washer over top bolt threads. Screw top bolt into sweep pin and tighten. Turn ‘lock nuts’ on threaded pitch adjuster until snug against the ends of the long tube and short tube.

Now that wing is set, position your footstretchers for your optimum stroke. Then row, check trim of boat. If the bow is down too much at finish, move wing and footstretcher to stern. If stern too low at catch, move wing and footstretchers toward the bow. These adjustments allow you to minimize rocking, achieve near level trim throughout stoke, and maximize hull efficiency.

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