The new aluminum rigger for Fine has been fabricated and tested! It is extremely rigid, and transfers power to the boat very well.
Along with the new rigger, I just completed a pair of yellow cedar and maple oars (with red cedar blades). The oars are partially hollow, and taper nicely to the throat, and work very well. The only flaw is that they are still a touch heavy I think, at 6 lbs each. They balance well, but I want 4.5 lbs and I think I can get it if I try again.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC