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The search for maximum thrust and a smooth stroke is a vanishing art whether rowing or sculling. It might even inspire you to replace that outboard powered inflatable of yours with a tender that is sure to provide you and your children and grandchildren with hours of simple rowing pleasure.

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How to Make A Flat Blade Oar, with Wesley Reddick of Rower’s Oars: At his shop at Rower's Oars, Wesley Reddick shows us how to make a flat blade oar from a few pieces of spruce....
It All Begins with the Oar — Behind the Scenes at Shaw and Tenney: A graceful oar or paddle is a rare and beautiful thing.  Almost an endangered species. To create one (and we don't use...
Pocock Classic Racing Shells: What do you get when you cross a violin maker with a boatbuilder? We imagine it might look something akin to what happen...
Sliding Seat Rowing In A Wherry: Achieving the power and speed possible with sliding seat rowing need not be limited to needle-like shells that are half-...
Sculling: At last, a close-up look at an old-time technique that can prove useful under many circumstances. Maynard Bray talks us...
Rowing: Rowing can be a real art form. Maynard Bray takes us for a row and describes techniques that can help you become more gr...

 

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