More Effective Driftboat Crawl Stroke?

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    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Guys –

    I have the crawl stroke maneuver down, and as everyone says it is like rubbing your belly and patting your head all at once. However, I don’t seem to get much actual lateral movement out of it, so I think there must be a nuance I’m missing.

    Is there supposed to be a slight ferrying angle as well? I’m kind of doing that but at a certain point the temptation is to switch back to back-rowing.

    How deep is the sweeping oar supposed to be? I think I may be pushing water into the boat side rather than under it. Are you supposed to adopt a deeper position for the sweep?

    Appreciate the help,

    Zach

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