Email This Page to a FriendPreview: Jim Payne’s Crooked Nutshell Oars
June 14, 2013
Our friend Jim Payne has one of the early "big" Nutshell Prams, the 9-footer, with a sailing rig. A few years ago he decided to tweak the oars so they'd stow out of the way against the hull while he was sailing. It's a neat idea that can apply to other sailing dinghies besides Nutshell Prams. Here's a photo, and below it, Jim's description. Thanks, Jim, for sharing this.
"The oar that’s outboard to port is shown in the sailing position—resting in the thwart-stowed oarlock, and tucked behind the lifejacket pouch/backrest. The other oar is laying alongside it here just to give you an idea of the curve. (It’s normally stowed in the oarlock on the opposite side of the boat.)