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    The adjustable competition with the choice of three handle sizes, three blade types (Apex, Apex-R and BB2198), 3 shaft levels of stiffness, choice of average oar length/inboard with +/- 5 cm of adjustment, with three handle sizes and multiple grip and color options.

    BB2198 (1998): This blade shape was completed at the end of July 1998. After conducting several iterations of blade shapes using a rapid prototyping technique, new permanent tooling was made. Our challenge was to improve what we believe to be the best sculling oar design on the market at that time. To do so we have, and will continue to, make continuous product improvements through subtle changes. In the summer of 1998 we improved the finish of blades and made minor changes to blade curvature and attack angle. This was the first of the Dreher blades have a sealed edge surrounding the foam core. This helped to increase blade strength and performance.

    APEX (1999): The APEX blade shape was introduced at the 1999 Head-of-the-Charles Regatta. This blade has both a smooth front surface, and most importantly, a smooth back surface to provide better hydrodynamic lift. By 2000 numerous boats were using APEX sculls. In the 2000 Olympics several US crews used our APEX Sculls. The US Men's Quad got a bronze medal in a World Cup event in Vienna in 2000 in very rough conditions, finished first in the Olympic Qualifying regatta using the APEX sculls and had respectable showing in the Olympics. In 2001, three of the US Quads and three doubles used Dreher APEX Sculls. Two of the quads won medals. Many US Team members as well as from other countries have used APEX Sculls in international competitions since they were introduced. This blade and model was used by at least one winning single sculler at the 2005 HOCR.

    APEX-R (2000):This design is a modification of the Dreher APEX blade shape that eliminates the three squared corners as well as deepened the blade to change the aspect ratio of the blade to further enhance its hydrodynamic performance. The "rounded" blade shape that was announced at 11/2000 FISA Coaches Conference, but was not perfected until the following summer. The APEX R was later rowed in several 2001 Summer and Fall Regattas, including Jr. and Lt. Wt. men's 1xs trials and Jr. Worlds Championships and at elite Worlds in 2002.

    This blade and model was used by at least two winning singles at the HOCR in 2005.

    Length Adjustment:+/- 5 cm of continuous adjustment standard.
    Replaceable blade:standard feature
    Blade Shape:APEX, BB2198, LBB, Apex-RE or APEX-R.
    Blade Weight/Balance Point Options:Not an option.
    Rig:Average Length and Average inboard set by customer.
    Collars & Sleeves:STS white sleeves with back collars or SRS red or black sleeves with black or red collars.
    Handle sizes:Three handle sizes that range between 3.3 cm - 3.8 cm. in diameter with the grip (i.e., small, medium or large handles).
    Grip type:Choice of Stämpfli (orange); Martinoli (black, blue, green, yellow, light orange, and red), or the new Row_Wik grip wrap (black, royal blue, bright red, or bright yellow).
    Weight:Varies with shaft stiffness and blade weight selected (usually under 1350 grams per oar depending on the options selected for unprimed, unpainted sculls).
    Balance point:Variable (depending on shaft stiffness, blade weight and average oar length selected).
    Shaft Stiffness:Stiff, Standard or less stiff.
    Construction:Unidirectional carbon prepreg, carbon pregreg twill and syntactic foam core for the blade.
    Blade Surface preparation:Class "A" black high gloss finish as standard; Options for additional cost - Buffing; priming or priming and painting one base color.

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    Item Description Price
    01A00 HIGH MODULUS CARBON SCULLS: APEX-X, RX, REX, and BBX $798.00
    01A00A EAX (ELLIPTICAL AERODYNCAMIC 2014 SCULLS) - HIGH MODULUS $836.00
    01A00B EHX (ELLIPTICAL HYDRODYNAMIC 2012 SCULLS) - HIGH MODULUS $836.00
    01A01 CARBON SCULLS - ADJ. 286/88 +/- 5 CM $590.00
    01A01A EA (ELLIPTICAL AERODYNAMIC 2014) SCULLS $638.00
    01A01B EH (ELLIPTICAL HYDRODYNAMIC 2012) SCULLS $638.00
    01A01S CARBON SCULLS; ADJ. 286/88; RED SLEEVES +/- 5 CM YR. END SPECIAL $531.00
    01A02 CARBON SCULLS - FIXED $460.00
    01A03 ALPHA BLADE WITH TOOL FREE ADJUSTMENT $$650.00
    01A06 CARBON TANK SCULLS (For Dreher Tanks Only) set $612.00
    01M21 SCULL HANDLE - SMALL, MEDIUM OR LARGE $50.00
    01M25 SCULL HANDLE - FIXED $43.00
    01M27 HANDLE ENDS (RECREATIONAL) $4.00
    01M41 SCULL HANDLE CLAMP $9.00
    01P51 HANDLE DECAL $1.50
    01P52 SLEEVE DECAL $2.00
    01P55 NEW DREHER DECAL - REFLECTIVE $1.75
    01P62 SCULL SLEEVE - MARTINOLI (Fixed Length) PER PAIR $25.00
    01P64 SCULL COLLAR - MARTINOLI (RED AND GREEN) PER PAIR $16.50
    01P66 SCULL SLEEVE SRS (BLACK OR RED) PER PAIR $28.00
    01P67 SRS SCULL COLLARS (BLACK OR RED) PER PAIR $17.50
    01P70 ROW-WIK SCULL GRIP WRAP (PER PAIR) $14.00
    01P71 SCULL GRIP: ORANGE STAEMPFLI (PER PAIR) $23.00
    01P73 SCULL GRIP: MARTINOLI (PER PAIR) $17.00
    01P73S 4 PR OF MARTINOLI GRIPS: $57.80
    01X91 SURFACE PREP & PRIME SCULLS $75.00
    01X92 PRIME, PAINT & CLEAR COAT SCULLS 1 PR $90.00
    01X95 SURFACE PREP PRIOR TO PAINTING: 1 PR SCULL BLADES $20.00
    02P69B OVERGRIP STD. (1.5 INCHES WIDE BY 5 YDS. LONG) $2.50
    02P69BS OVERGRIP STD (1.5 INCHES WIDE BY 5 YDS. LONG) 5 ROLL SPECIAL $10.00
    08A07 PADDED NYLON SCULL BAG - BLUE; WITH FULL LENGTH ZIPPER, WITH HANDLE $124.00
    08A12 SCULL OAR BAG - NYLON UNPADDED, FULL LENGTH, RED/BLUE $75.00
    08P974 WRENCH 8 MM $2.75
    Prices current as of December 11, 2014

    Product Highlights
    Product Highlight
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    BB2198 Blade
    BB2198 Blade, front
    APEX Blade
    APEX Blade At Worlds
    Apex-R Blade

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    Dreher - Durham Boat Company, Inc.
    220 Newmarket Rd. (Route 108)
    Durham, NH 03824, USA
    603-659-7575 - 603-659-6565
    Email: Cfuerst@durhamboat.com
    Made in USA