See double rigging
One morning after a row, Roger and I walked into a coffee shop and I ordered a "triple latte". The barista suggested a "ristretto" instead - strong, not bitter, "ristretto" means to "pull short". Well, that's what we had been doing in the double! So we thought "Ristretto" would be an appropriate name for our lovely nameless double.
Five us (Lorna, Roger, Larry, Ted and Jim) bought a Pocock double for $3,000 from Barbara Gregory "email@example.com" through the LWRC. A few months later Mike Kennedy bought Lorna's share*. 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?
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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