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Understanding Coxmate boat wiring configurations

Electronics for rowing boats are our specialism and today we are going to help you understand the different … read more

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Electronics for rowing boats are our specialism and today we are going to help you understand the different wiring configurations which are possible in rowing boats.  This focuses on fours and eights with coxswain.  Read the full product brochure for Coxmate wiring harness.

Rowing boats that use amplification have several different ways to add speakers so the coxswain’s voice is amplified and heard by everyone in the boat.

How many speakers do rowing boats need?

We work on a rule of thumb of having one loudspeaker for every two athletes in the boat, excluding the coxswain.  Well, they are doing the talking so they don’t need to hear themselves!  So in a rowing coxed four or coxed quad we use two loudspeakers and in an eight we use four.

We normally position the speakers between 8 and 7; 6 and 5; 4 and 3; 2 and Bow.  So half the crew hear the cox from behind and half from in front.

Loom / Harness wiring diagrams

Coxmate sells wiring harness and below we show all the different ways of arranging the components.  By the way, they are modular and so can be lined up according to your needs.  We sell them in kits or individually.  All Coxmate products are compatible with Nielsen Kellerman Cox Boxes (TM) and Active Tools CoxOrbs.

Eights loom with 3 speakers 

Coxmate rowing boat harness speaker loom

Eights loom with 3 speakers with stroke seat sensor for rating

Coxmate rowing harness loom speaker amplifier

Eights loom with 3 speakers without stroke seat sensor

Eights loom with 4 speakers

Coxmate harness loom rowing boat amplifcation

Eights loom with 4 speakers with stroke sensor for rating

Eight harness with 4 speakers without stroke seat sensor for rating

Eights loom with 4 speakers without stroke seat sensor

Fours loom with 2 speakers

Coxmate rowing amplification harness loom

Fours loom with 2 speakers with stroke sensor for rating

Coxmate wiring loom harness rowing amplification

Fours loom with 2 speakers without stroke seat sensor

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About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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