Oars: A suitable case for propulsion.

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Pericles, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Pericles
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    Location: Heights of High Wycombe, not far from River Thames

    Pericles Senior Member

    Along the the River Thames, there remain pockets of craftsmanship, where it's still possible to find objects of delight & merit. One such oasis would be the Peter Freebody boatyard.

    http://www.peterfreebody.com/freebody-slipper-at-a-glance.php

    However, a little further upstream at Dorchester-on-Thames & set back a little way east of the river is a manufacturer of masts & oars named Collars. There they fashion wood. Ever seen hand crafted oars made for Cornish Pilot Gigs?

    http://www.collars.co.uk/homepage/18/cornish_gig_oar_making

    Their site rewards the enquiring mind, for instance, Oar Pitch????

    http://www.collars.co.uk/info/49/re..._getting_it_right_can_make_all_the_difference
     
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