Rigging Fundamentals

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“Rigging”: is the term used to describe the determination and subsequent adjustment of the outrigger height, pitch (oar lock face inclination from the vertical), spread or span (distance between the pins in sculling or centerline of the boat to centerline of … Read More

Molesey Indoor Rowing Tank

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One Year Tank Anniversary of Official Opening:   Molesey Rowing Club, in the U.K. has just celebrated their first anniversary of the opening of their indoor rowing tank for both community and club members of Molesey Boat Club. The project leader from … Read More

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

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 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

Henry Palmer Joins Durham Boat Company, Inc.

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Announcement, Durham, NH 03/21/16 We are pleased to announce that Henry Palmer will begin working and Durham Boat Company in Sales and Marketing. In his new position he will target Sweeps, Sculls, and eventually Indoor Rowing Tanks. Henry will assume … Read More

History of Oar Handle Treatment

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History of Sweep and Sculling Oar Handle Surface Treatment: Durham Boat Company developed the first adjustable length sculls in 1991. In 1992 with the introduction of the first adjustable length sweep oars we had to solve the problem of handle … Read More

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