Book Review: Handling your Sculling Boat

Handling your sculling boat on water and land by Mike Sullivan
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Iwan Jones, one of our customers, provided us with a few words about the latest e-book from Mike Sullivan, “Handling your Sculling Boat on land and on water“. In his review, he added, “The only real reason I only give this really rather informative little booklet only 4 stars is that is a tad overly US-centric. Pedantic perhaps… This is generally a well structured and thought-out introduction to boat handling. That said, a few of the terms are pretty well restricted to the US (for example: the word ‘dock’ for landing stage and the use of fahrenheit), and it’s clearly written for those who mostly row on tidal waters.

The boat care section is excellent – a far too often overlooked exercise!

One addition [I would suggest] would be that not all clubs have the same facilities or prevailing conditions and visiting crews often fail to take into account local safety rules or do not notice partly hidden obstructions.  When visiting somewhere new, always ask a local about any specific local safety or circulation rules.  After all, everyone wants to go home safely at the end of the day.”

All profits from the sale of this book and Mike’s companion volume “Sculling Safety Manual” go to fund his rowing club, Clear Lake Scullers.

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