A history lesson

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Just for Fun |

Dave is visiting relatives in Europe so naturally he searched out the nearest marine museum. He stumbled on a dandy – the Viking Maritime Museum in Denmark. Here in the land of the Vikings a few of their vessels sank and were buried in mud for a thousand years. These boats – really ships – were discovered in the 1960’s and carefully exhumed, measured and recreated. The museum now exhibits the originals and new, fully...

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Training up for real-world rowing

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Customer Questions |

Having been in this line of work for over 25 years, sometimes I think we’ve heard every question out there.  But now and then we get a really good question that we’ve never had to think about before, and it’s really a treat for us to ponder something new.  This one came in via email this week: Dave, I bought a Concept2 (model D) rowing machine just before Christmas to get myself in shape while the Melonseed is under...

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Speed Demons – is a bigger motor better?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Customer Questions, Motors |

Today we have another post in our series where we highlight a common (or particularly interesting) question we get from customers.  A gentleman contacted us because he is soon going to be purchasing a yacht that includes a fully-equipped tender: “I am in the process of acquiring …. a 44 foot Island Packet.  She is sweet, and hoisted on her stern is a 10 foot Navigator (comes with oars and sails to boot).  Currently the Navigator has...

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Spring 2010 Newsletter

Posted by on May 1, 2010 in Newsletters |

Springtime is upon us and as usual, it’s a busy time of year for us as our schedule is chock full of orders for spring and summer. OAR NORTHWEST IS AT IT AGAIN! Our friends at Oar Northwest are planning to row across the Atlantic… again! For those of you new to our newsletters, in 2006 we built a revolutionary set of Transoceanic quality rowing seats for Oar Northwest. These robust sliding seats were then used by Oar Northwest to...

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Autumn 2009 Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009 in Newsletters |

Welcome! Here in the Pacific Northwest, Autumn is here! Cooler weather makes for more comfortable afternoon rowing, right? We have a lot of news for you, and hope you enjoy reading this newsletter as much as we enjoyed putting it together. SCIENCE GUY DAVE Dave had some fun playing with the laws of physics in one of our 9.5′ Captain’s Gigs. People ask how fast a small boat can go with an outboard motor, and our answer is often...

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