Efficiency Improvements Using Force Measurement Part III

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Introduction: The last two blogs focused first on the Recovery and then on the Drive.  Both used actual boat data-logger force measurement derived Impulse (F x t) curves plus rowing tank real-time impulse and handle speed curves as part of the … Read More

Efficiency Improvements Part II

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On the Drive: In our previous post Efficiency Improvements Part I, we discussed improvements to the Recovery Phase of the stroke to just before the Catch. In this article we will examine the next phase of the stroke, the Drive. While the Drive … Read More

Efficiency Improvements Part I

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Introduction: In an effort to seek out efficiency improvements in rowing the following article will examine the importance of the release and recovery phase of the rowing stroke.  While it seems obvious to say a clean release and smooth recovery … Read More

Rigging Charts – Boat & Oar Setup

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One question we frequently receive is, “how should I set up my boat and oars”. This is one of the most important first, but often overlooked, steps in having a successful row. Setting one’s boat and oars up is very … Read More

New Dreher Ellipse Sweep Oar

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Dreher Announced its new sweep oar at the 2016 HOCR.   See the oars in action to top 10 finish in the Collegiate Men’s 4+ and the 2016 HOCR. This was the first race ever for this entirely new sweep … Read More

Sculling Drills

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by Jim Dreher Forward This essay was reproduced from the archives of Durham Boat Companies essays and manuals on sculling and training. While this piece was originally produced 30+ years ago, the information contained below continues to provide the back-bone … Read More

Tool-Free-Adjustment FAQ

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Now that more are more people are opting for the Tool-Free-Adjustment, we getting some questions. How to get the best out of feature? Use the feature day-in and day-out to get familiar with which rig works best in a head-wind, tail-wind … Read More

How To Paint Your Oars

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One question that we receive a fair bit recently from customers is how to best paint the blades on our oars and sculls. There are a wealth of different techniques and philosophies out there, but we wanted to share with … Read More

Tool Free Adjustment System For Dreher Oars

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Mike Dreher has come up with a revolutionary design for a sleeve and collar system for oars and sculls.  On par with the impact of the swivel lock which replaced thole pins over 100 years ago, this design allows quick and easy … Read More

Tank at Molesey Boat Club, UK

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Molesey Boat Club 8-station, sculling / sweep tank installation was completed on December 12, 2015. This tank was twenty years in the works. We had our first face to face meeting with a representative from Molesey in 2006 at the … Read More

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