J16 girls eight rigging rowing shell

How to rig a J16 girls rowing eight

By Rebecca Caroe

Just wondering if you have any advice for setting up a J16 junior girls 8+ rigging and oar length? I would say 4 of them are lightweight size and 4 heavyweight? Thanks Thanks for your question – we have a quick answer and a longer one. The quick answer is to copy what a known […]

Car rowing Oar roof rack carrier

Product tester wanted for car oar carrier

By Rebecca Caroe

We have been offered a prototype new product and want our UK readers to test it out. The Car Roof Rack Oar carrier is designed to bolt onto a standard roof rack and has clamps for you to load your sculling or rowing oars. Paul Doleman (who runs the Rowperfect shop and talks to you on […]

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Safe ways to rack oars

By Rebecca Caroe

I am particularly interested in a boat racking system and oar storage. You seem to be in a similar situation to Pine Crest School in Florida, whose new Rowing Master David Fisher was tasked with starting a rowing program from nothing in mid-2014.   Using Space Saver Rowing Systems products helped him to be up and running a complete […]

Coxmate rowing amplification harness loom

Understanding Coxmate boat wiring configurations

By Rebecca Caroe

Electronics for rowing boats are our specialism and today we are going to help you understand the different wiring configurations which are possible in rowing boats.  This focuses on fours and eights with coxswain.  Read the full product brochure for Coxmate wiring harness. Rowing boats that use amplification have several different ways to add speakers so […]

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What is the best rowing blade?

By Rebecca Caroe

A question I answered on Quora. The principal oar manufacturers are Concept2, Croker, Dreher, Braca, Swift, WinTech. There are others. The big names (first 3) develop new designs regularly. It’s worth trying out oars to find which suit you best. Do several outings and make the length and inboard identical to your current pair so […]

Coaches – need a reliable rating stopwatch?

By Rebecca Caroe

The OarRater coaches rating & stopwatch is now listed in the Rowperfect shop. It’s a good value, simple to use product and suitable for club coaches. The manufacturer sent us this picture of the OarRater rating stopwatch after he’d done an under-water test to demonstrate that it is water proof.  Pretty important for a watery sport! […]