|Four and Quad Sizes|
We have seven different four and quad scull moulds/designs to suit crews across the entire competition spectrum.
A range of 7 different moulds are available in Sykes Fours and Quads. The most popular are described below.
All of our Lightweight FOURS / QUADS (Men and Women) can also be used by HWT women depending on average weight.
This boat has a hull design made available by FISA in the late 80's and is 11.82m long. We modified the design above the waterline to give more width for the rower's hips and have since converted the mould to enable production of wing rigger boats. This has now become the number one choice of boat for lightweight men and also Heavyweight women at the Australian Institute of Sport for 4- and 4x.
Mould 22A / 22G
This boat was originally designed and built to accommodate rowers in the medium / club weight range and still be under the 12m (shipping container) length. The boats good points are less wetted surface than the Men's Heavyweight 4- 4x (Filter design) because it is shorter, but it has a similar cross section shape. Australian Lightweight Men and Heavyweight women have used this boat at World Championships and won medals. The boat is suitable for crews up to 80kg even if they are slightly lacking in the skills area.
Continual refinement of this mould has seen the introduction of a slightly smaller version - mould 22G which is particularly suited to girls crews in the 57-70 kgs range. Mould 22A is best suited for 70 – 80 kg crews.
In simple terms this boat is the Heavyweight version of the FISA Lightweight boat (Mould 9) designed by Klaus Filter. Featuring again a narrow waterline almost semi-circular hull shape and minimum wetted surface area. Proven in performance winning Olympic medals, it is the number one choice in Australia for our coxless fours and quad sculls in Heavyweight competition.With an overall length of 12.76m it was designed if required to be able to have a small section conveniently placed in the stern end for overseas transportation in 40ft containers, which could be semi permanently fixed on in USA / Europe.
Mould 7 – Coxed FourThis boat was always number one choice for Men's Coxed Fours and has a terrific race record not just domestically but has won gold at Lucerne and other International Regattas. For Heavyweight Men of course with the introduction of coxless racing at the Olympics came a decline in coxed boat sales but domestically we still produce a number each year. This boat is narrower than the Empacher boat but has a fairly small camber similar to Empacher. In coxed form this mould is ideal for crew weight ranges 85 – 95 kgs.