We work closely with architects, design engineers, on-site facilities people and rowing coaches to insure a complete ready-to-row indoor rowing system. Our Dreher Indoor Rowing Tanks are turnkey installations in that we manufacture or source the components, ship them to the site and send in a team to assemble all of the components in about a week. We can provide water treatment and several fiberglass or wooden walkway and fascia designs as options.


With our standard design, each of the modular tank sections can fit through a man-door (i.e., each fiber glass section is 4.5 ft. long and 9 ft. wide). For Rowing Tank Installationexample an 8-station tank will have two end sections, a smoothing water section and eight rowing center sections. Each section is then bolted together along the common 4″ flange and sealed. The rowing unit weldment supports the monorail, seat and powder coated stainless foot stretcher assembly and is built in 2 station sections. Load bearing rigger arms are bolted to the weldment so that a walkway can be installed over the rigger. To achieve the correct load for sweep rowing, an oar with a blade area about the same as a standard sculling oar is used. We provide two pins and locks per seat on a sculling/sweep tank and one pin and lock per seat on a sweep only tank. The load can be adjusted to achieve the proper load by moving the lock/pin in the slot in the rigger arm to most appropriate setting for sweep or sculling and the skill level of the athletes using the tank.


We include an inner race splash shields as a standard item in tank quotes. This enhancement helps organize water flow and minimize wave action without increasing drag. This splash shield is offered in several color options: Green/black, blue/black, and tan/black.