I was (am still) having trouble getting the right blade depth - Roger from the Edon importers suggested straightening my legs before pulling with my arms. This was a very helpful piece of advice and I'm trying to implement it now. Sometimes I forget.. I've also put a little clip of clambering in and getting away from the dock as there were some questions about how to do this on one of the forums. Hope it's helpful. Now had 8hrs and done 23.5 miles - that's an astounding average of 2.9 mph. Hmm - not quite Olympic standard yet.
To enable me to position the dock further out in the canal when the lower winter tides are with us, I haven't driven the two spud poles (3.25" heavy galvanised pipe) into the canal bottom; they just rest there, steadied by some stays made from more light-duty galvanised pipe. So far, it's working quite well. Next is to cobble-up some sort of gangplank.
First step into my new Edon TS515 training scull. Following instructions from Charlotte Hollings' calmwatersrowing videos (great resource). I have one of the training pontoons resting on the dock so the boat is relatively stable. Grabbing hold of both oar handles and expecting to get wet very soon!