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Posted: December 10, 2012
Tags: oar, length, formula

Oar length drawingIn Getting Started in Boats No. 38, which was bound into WB No. 230, we discussed how to choose a proper dinghy. In that article, we made reference to choosing oars of the proper length for your boat. Here’s a handy formula devised by the well-known wooden oar makers Shaw & Tenney of Orono, Maine (www.shawandtenney.com). —Eds.



Posted: October 25, 2012
Tags: Small Boats, sail, power, paddle, oar

Small Boats spreads and coverSmall Boats 2013 features 21 small boats, including: A classic plywood runabout • A sail-and-oar beach cruiser • Sea Flea Hydroplane • A working-class skiff • A Gil Smith catboat, in miniature • ZEE K designed and built for Alaskan waters • The Lyman Runabout • A sailing canoe • A kit boat inspired by the Great Lakes Mackinaw • A svelte and versatile new kayak • A camp utility garvey


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