I love the west coast! This is February, the middle of winter, and I am out in my boat at least once a week! The other boat in the video is Peter's new clc Oxford Shell.
The boat is back on the dock after my row yesterday. We had a break in the wind and rain yesterday afternoon and again today, and I seized the chance to get out on the water both days. Tracks are recorded on Map My Tracks under oysterbayboats.
I have 16nm year to date!
I have been recording my rowing on "Map My Tracks" and you can see my progress and sometimes lack of it at https://www.mapmytracks.com/oysterbayboats
I have been working harder to extend my range and increase my average speed.
Number 7 is sold! Delivered it to Tom in Squamish, look for him on Howe Sound and the local lakes.
This is the boat that I had at the shows this summer, finished in Endura clearcoat, and complete with carbon fiber oars. Show season is over, so it is available for a new owner. Price as shown, 5425.00 CAD.
I'm rowing hull number 6 on Telford Lake near Edmonton. It's a nice little lake, with a great low dock specifically made for rowing shells and other human powered watercraft. My friends Mary and Steve are taking this boat to their cottage in the Pembroke area, look for her on the Ottawa river with a border collie and labradoodle on board. The light weight of this boat made the trip east on the roof of their car no problem.
It is so great to be able to row year-round! I was out last week and tried out the little camera that I ordered from China. I'll have to play around with the setting and the mount, but it's cool to be able to share the view from the boat. The creaking sound you hear is the seat rack rubbing against the hull. I'll have to put some felt pads down to quiet it. Like the sound of the water past the hull though.
I started the new year with a row in "Fine" number 1. I haven't been out for a couple of weeks, but I have my boat down on the dock again, and it was beautiful this afternoon so off I went. You can look at my row here.
I'm planning to be at three events this summer. First, the Richmond Maritime Festival, on July 28 and 29. Then back home for Pender Harbour Days on August 3,4,5. And finally at the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival at Granville Island on August 23 to 26. Come and see the latest "Fine" sliding seat boat, and if you make it to Pender Harbour Days, you could also go for a row in my personal "Fine" or in the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society's Handliner.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC