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Old 21-08-2008, 10:38   #1
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Sculling Oar

Hey folks,

I am thinking about installing a sculling oar on my 8.7m Columbia for back up means of propulsion. The boat has a displacement of about 9000lbs. Anybody with any experience? Is my boat to heavy for this to be at all efficient?
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Old 21-08-2008, 11:54   #2
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Hi, Hank.

Larry Pardey sculls his boat Taleisin, which displaces about 18,000 lbs.

When I was a kid, an old Chesapeake Bay waterman taught me how to scull a crabbing skiff. Fun way to get around on the water!
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Old 21-08-2008, 14:13   #3
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...Larry Pardey sculls his boat Taleisin, which displaces about 18,000 lbs...
Only when he & Lin cannot get a tow. Actually, I believe they now have an engine.
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I have a pair of 14' and one 16' ash sweeps. The shorter use a lifeline stantion as a thole pin for doubles rowing of my 40 ' Searunner, and the 16' can be used for sculling. The Chinese have a superior version, called, I believe, a Yuloh, or something. It is s-shaped and secured at the handle end with a toggle line. At the axis is an oarlock. You just push and pull the Yuloh handle and it self-rotates, limited by the terminal line which affixes to the deck. I would like to build one, one day.

UPDATE: See http://www.simplicityboats.com/yulohpage.html
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Only when he & Lin cannot get a tow. Actually, I believe they now have an engine.
I probably should have said, "has sculled"; I saw a photo of him doing it somewhere. I think he did scull their first boat, Seraffyn (11,000 lbs), fairly regularly.

My inference was that if Larry could scull an 18,000 lb boat, Hank (if reasonably fit) could probably handle a 9,000 pounder. If the wind isn't blowing too hard!
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