Oars take shape…

Designed by Adrian, built by Rob, aided by Jenny, Richard and Barry with cups of tea and words of wisdom (?) provided by Ian, our new style oars are nearing completion. The final three are being varnished as the fourth awaits a paint-job on its blade.

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Nessa, in her capacity as Chief Quality Control Executive keeps a beady eye on proceedings:

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In all their glory – almost – just a bit more varnish and paint etc.

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If you catch him in a quiet moment, Rob will tell you how many hours have gone into making these prototype oars!

If they prove successful, we shall need some help making the competition set from rather better quality timber. So hone your planes and get the sand-paper ready.