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The Mould 139 is Sykes designated Heavyweight Men’s Single Scull boat. It is designed to carry a 90-105kg crew and is 8.3m in length. The goal was to improve its carry for men over 90kg. Compared to the previous men’s boat, M30, M139 carries more volume in the centre, resulting in less drag. Importantly, it also features a less aggressive cross-section for additional roll-stability.
Mould 139 has been a successful boat for heavyweight men in Australia, winning a number of National Championships and National Selection Regattas. The boat has consistently performed in the 6:50’s for 2km racing, and a handful of performances in the 6:40’s including Karsten Fosterling’s 6:46 in the 2016 President’s Cup.
"When one ponders rowing shell manufacturing in Australia, there is only one name to consider - Sykes. The Mould 139 Single Scull is representative of the crafts that will make Sykes a player on the international scene moving into the future.
Although personally by no means am I a silk merchant on the water, a member of the guild if you will, I have managed to amass some kilometres in a variety of single sculls over the years.
The mould 139 is a craft of elite international standard. Being on the heavier end of the spectrum, finding a craft that can bear my weight comfortably is of paramount importance. The noticeable difference between the mould 139 and the previous Sykes model 130, is the ability for the stern to "stay up" and run between the strokes. The rigidity and buoyancy allows me to lay down the full extent of my power whilst maintaining complete confidence in the shell and its ability to absorb and propel what has been created to ensure maximum boat speed.
The customer service that Sykes embodies is a trait that sets it apart from its competitors. I have established great relationships with a number of key employees at the company who are all too willing to help with my Sykes single. Further their ability to repair your equipment should something go array is unparalleled (I would know as I managed to wipe the bow section off my boat recently).
This boat is a joy to row and would be suitable for anybody who has aspirations to race competitively or just grind out some miles on their local waterway."
Nick Purnell, Sydney University Boat Club & Australian Rowing Team