While at Port Townsend I learned a lot about sailing. One thing that really impressed me and caught me by surprise was how efficiently many Scamp owners rowed their boats. I would be motoring along at say 3 knots (totally guessing here) and the Scamp rower would be silently cruising along beside me at nearly the exact same speed. And, they were not all collegiate rowers with perfect technic. Wow…I didn’t realize how well Scamp could be rowed. I knew I wanted to have this capability. How cool would it be to have three modes of transportation on my Scamp. Sail, Row or Motor. I love the expedition feel of this little boat and oars makes it so much more dependable. Besides, rowing is shippy and natural and silent. I wanted oars for Shackleton. UPS brought me this gorgeously wrapped item the other day. Any guesses? Purchased from eBay, these 9′ spruce oars sold for $79.00. Total bargain.
And added the carbon fiber ferrules from Duck Works. This will allow me to store the oars inside the cockpit, under the coaming. The ferrules actually add about 3″, so the 9′ oars become about 9’3″ which is even better.
You need to be careful and not goop thickened epoxy inside the sleeve areas. Otherwise, this was a very simple thing to do. The connection between the pieces is absolutely rock solid…I’m very impressed with the quality of these ferrules.
Now figuring out exactly how to store these babies.