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Indoor Rowing Tank

Tanks

The supreme novelty erg isn't actually an erg at all. Tanks, or rowing simulators, are large pools specially designed so that you can row in them. The basic setup is two large, rectangular pools are split down the middle by a relatively thin piece of wood. On the wood are seats on slides complete with oars and oarlocks. Durham Boat Company is one of the major providers of rowing tanks. They offer tanks from as small as a two-person arrangement up to 16 seats.

While the tanks are useful, they are very expensive. As of 2008, Durham Boat Company had installed 22 tanks at colleges and high schools across the country.