One of the things I like about rowing a gondola is the simplicity of the equipment. Oh sure, both forcola and remo are intricately crafted by unparalleled masters, but the fact remains that all I need to do my job are two pieces of wood and my wits.
I don't have to worry about whether the motor will fail,
whether the last guy who used the boat left enough gas or plugged in the charger.
I don't even have to worry about getting something wrapped around my propeller, or faulty steering gear.