Category Archives: Equipment

How to use pitch gauges to measure boat rigging

Over the next days we publish articles on the two pitch gauges we sell. Today, we show you how to use the Casper Rekers designed pitch gauge for sweep and sculling riggers. How to measure for fore/aft pitch on an oarlock Open the two triangles until they intersect over the 0 (zero) degrees mark Hold […]

Feet out: rowing strapped in or strapless on your Erg?

Strapped in or strapless? Read about an interesting experience of Howard Aiken who explains the benefits of a strapless foot stretcher while beein on your erg. According Aikens view  which he expressed here, the foot-straps on every ergo meter are there for the athlete’s safety and any coach who feels that he or she would be […]

Rowperfect Oar Carrier – a new kid on the dock

All dates back to my experience at the WRC in Linz. I saw the big mess of oars. At the dock, at the boats, in dirty grass. They were everywhere. The only exceptions: The Aussies. They had it organized perfectly: with  oar carriers. They were standing in the boat house, properly stored and loaded with […]

Rowing Sunglasses – Technology and Features

Rowing sunglasses are useful when we row. But what are the specifications for top quality rowing shades? My doubles partner has recently lost his sunglasses. With the loss, he suddenly realised how important they are for his rowing. He asked me whether I could recommend some rowing sunglasses for him. We talked about the two major […]

Shopping List Rowing Clothes for Winter

Great8, rowing 8, HOCR,

There’s a good Rowing Reddit community and this question was posted recently – What clothes to wear in winter? I need to look into rowing kit for when I go out onto the river. As I’ve just joined I use my gym top and shorts but that just won’t do in the winter when it […]

Rowing dry bag product range

Dry bag rowing 5 liter Rowtex

Announcing the Rowing Dry Bag designed by rowers.  We loved Rowtex when they created gloves for rowing – then they added the perfect rowers Anorak…. and the team hasn’t been idle over the summer.  They just announced their Dry Bags. New Rowing Dry Bag There are two sizes – one for going in the boat […]

How to replace a wiring loom

Coxmate 6W Eight 4 Speaker / Harness System w/ Seat Sensor

As we get back into our boats for winter training having the best rowing electronics speaker system and one that works reliably is pretty important for coxed boats. Most of the popular makes are now modular so you can replace one part and also test the whole harness to find out where a break in […]

RowingHack: GoPro mount

go pro rowing boat, mount go pro,

My mate Cameron is a dab hand with a hack saw and a spanner.  He made himself a mount for his Go-Pro camera which fixes onto his single scull foot stretcher. It has the additional benefit of using up any old broken, bent back stays which are lying round in the club house!   Rowperfect […]

Hooray – Calf Skins are back in stock

Calf Protection, rowing calf skin, rowing slide bite

It’s been a while but our popular calf protectors “calf skins” are now back in the Rowperfect shop. Designed to slip onto your lower leg and to give double-thick protection to the back of your legs where they rub against the slides, these are an essential part of some really famous rowers’ equipment. Created with […]