Oars – halfway there

Adrian and Andy have been busy making oars with the knot-free Douglas Fir bought in Norwich.

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Working in the same workshop, we made one each in very much a trial-and-error way as the exact final shape was flexible.  We compared measurements continually and seem to have made a matching pair, although Andy’s was heavier than Adrian’s by 50gms which seems fair enough!

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Next step is to make two more with some timber which has been milled for us by Edward Allen of Russell Scientific Instruments.  He makes the most wonderful barometers, barographs, thermometers etc.  Sadly, we don’t need any on the skiff, but if we did he would be the man to speak to!

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